Senecio barbertonicus: Bush Senecio

Family: Asteraceae
Common name: Succulent bush senecio, Barberton groundsel

A succulent that brings a lot of character to your garden, Bush Senecio is a unique and beautiful plant. The needle-like leaves crowd on the stem and point upwards forming beautiful flower-like rosettes. The plant requires very little water and maintenance, making it an ideal plant for amateur gardeners, who might forget to water their plants for couple of weeks. No worries! Your Senecio plant will thrive in near-drought conditions.

Senecio is the largest group of flowering plants and includes weeds, trailing plants and trees, most of them succulents. One look at the plant and you will know why, Senecio Barbertonicus is one of the most good-looking plants in this genera. They also produce an inflorescence with yellow, bell-shaped flowers. The plant can grow in shade or in partial sunlight, with well-drained soil.

Propagation is from stem cuttings, and also from leaves that can be kept in a growing medium for few days, to grow new plants on them.

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