Senecio

The Senecio genus includes succulents from tropical and subtropical areas all over the world. The flowers are arranged in clusters at the top of the plants, and vary in color from white and yellow to red and purple.

CULTIVATION TIPS
Most Senecio prefer a sunny position in well-drained soil. The 2 exceptions are S. herrenaus and S. rawleyanus which both prefer shade. All are hardy plants requiring little in the way of maintenance.

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Senecio archeri Senecio archeri

Senecio archeri

A fine-leaved species growing upright to 1m. The leaves are silver with a fine white powder coating. White flowers in summer. Dramatic contrast when planted with darker succulents. Sun/part sun.

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Senecio articulatus Senecio articulatus

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‘Candle Plant’. An unusual species from South Africa with swollen silver-blue stems topped with a bunch of heart-shaped leaves. Pale yellow flowers. Part sun/light shade.

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Senecio barbertonicus Senecio barbertonicus

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Senecio citriformis Senecio citriformis

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South Africa. Glaucous tear-shaped leaves with clusters of tiny cream flowers in late summer. Allow to dry between waterings. Excellent for a hanging basket or as a ground cover. Part sun/light shade.

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Senecio crassissimus Senecio crassissimus

Senecio crassissimus

A Madagascan species with stiff flattened leaves on a thick purple stem. The leaves are silver-grey with purple margins. Yellow flowers. Part sun/light shade.

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Senecio haworthii Senecio haworthii

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‘Coccoon Plant’. A rare slow-growing species with slender silver cylindrical leaves covered in a fine white powder, growing in clusters to 20cm. Bright yellow flowers. Part sun/light shade.

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Senecio herreanus Senecio herreanus

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‘String of Beans’. A great spill-over plant with cylindrical leaves strung along cascading stems. White flowers. Part sun/light shade.


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Senecio mandraliscae Senecio mandraliscae

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‘Blue Chalk Sticks’. This species forms a dense matt with masses of long silvery blue cylindrical leaves. To 30cm tall and 1m wide. Yellow daisy-like flowers in summer. Sun/part sun.

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Senecio medley-woodii Senecio medley-woodii

Senecio medley-woodii

A branched shrub up to 2 m tall with thick white-felted stems. The oval leaves are white-felted with irregularly toothed margins. Fabulous bright yellow flowers. Sun/part sun.

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Senecio radicans Senecio radicans

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Senecio rowleyanus Senecio rowleyanus

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‘String of Pearls’ or ‘String of Beads’. Masses of bright green leaves resembling peas strung along cascading stems forming a dense matt. White flowers. Hanging baskets/spill-over planting. Light shade.

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Senecio rowleyanus f variegata Click here

‘String of Pearls’ or ‘String of Beads’. Masses of bright green leaves streaked with white resembling peas strung along cascading stems forming a dense matt. White flowers. Hanging baskets/spill-over planting. Light shade.

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Senecio scaposus v caulescens Senecio scaposus v caulescens

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An almost stemless species with long fleshy cylindrical leaves forming a rosette. New leaves are silvery white, older leaves are grey-green. Yellow flowers in summer. Sun/part sun.

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Senecio serpens Senecio serpens

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A ground cover with silver cylindrical leaves. The trailing stems take root as they touch the ground. White flowers. Sun/part sun.

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