Origin: South Africa
Description: Also known under its full name, Senecio articulatus f.variegatus and common names “candle plant”, “hot dog cactus”, or “causage plant”. This is a charming, colorful variegated form of Senecio. Leaves are tricolour green, creamy-white and pink-violet. It can form a sprawling clump of 8”-16” high by 12”+wide. It loses its leaves and goes into dormancy in summer, but sprouts again in time for winter.
Sun Exposure: Full sun or partial shade.
Waterings: Prefers to be on the dry side with good but infrequent waterings. Less water during winter. Avoid very humid conditions as it is an easy-to-rot succulents. No water should ever be allowed to stand around the roots.
Blooming Habits: Small yellow-white cup-shaped flowers can come in clusters at the end of a long stem. (Mostly in winter time).
Hardiness: USDA Zones 9b to 11b from 25 °F to 50 °F
Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz
|Common Name||Candle plant|
|Frost Tolerance||12 c|
|Growth Rate||Fast growth|
|Hardiness Zone||9b to 11b|
|Scientific Name||Senecio Articulatum|
|Shape||Succulent with segmented|
|Sun Exposure||Full sun with a little afternoon shade.|
This plant is great. Got hear very quickly, did not expect that! It was in great shape when it arrived, and now planted is taking off
This is an amazing plant. I got here in great shape, planted it, and its doing very well. Thank-you so very much for this great plant