Leaves on senecio are curling, why? Pics

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    EveliebEvelieb
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    I have several senecio cylindricus in my garden that are growing profusely and look pretty healthy overall. I was doing some clean up and noticed some leaves at the top part of the plant are curling! Why is this? Is it diseased? 

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    ratatat-tattyratatat-tatty
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    Hi again @Evelieb, I love your succulent questions… really interesting case. I can see scarring on the twisted leaves, might that be related to the twirling? Are the nearby stems also affected or is it only that one?

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    EveliebEvelieb
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    I’m not sure what the scarring is. Perhaps it’s from months ago when I sprayed soapy water on them to treat mealybugs (I made another post about that, which you left advice for me on😁) The curling seems to be on new growth

    But this is the only plant that has the curled leaves, and i have many of these plants in the garden. Im hoping it’s not a disease that’s going to spread to the other plants.

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    ratatat-tattyratatat-tatty
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    hmmm. If you sprayed soapy water on other plants and this is the only one, that isn’t the cause then. Maybe it’s challenged by overwatering? Does it rest at a lower level than other plants, perhaps it’s worth digging it out a bit and resting it atop a mound to make sure drainage is perfect. Sometimes even well-prepared soil with gravel and stuff clogs up after a while, especially if the original soil below is heavy.

    I had that in our vegetable bed, we had thick mulch, as in almost a foot, which in time settled to a layer 4 inches thick. Potatoes were growing there and we realized they were only growing in the mulch layer and hadn’t penetrated the heavier original soil underneath. A few plants got sickly in a spot where the ground dipped down a bit and the mulch was close to rotting in that area.

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