(This plant comes in a 3.5 inch pot. All of our plants are grown under the same conditions, although not all the plants are the same. You will receive a similar plant in size and shape to the ones in the pictures. Our plants are hand-picked and carefully selected to bring you the best quality possible. Please allow us up to 3 business days to process your order. If you wish to receive your order on a specific date, or have special instructions, please add a note at the checkout . The plant is shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots).
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.|