Senecio scaposus
Senecio scaposus
Senecio scaposus
Senecio scaposus
Senecio scaposus
Senecio scaposus
Senecio scaposus
Senecio scaposus

Senecio Scaposus Woolly Senecio

(This plant comes in a 3.5" pot. You will receive a very similar plant to the one in the picture. It may or may not be blooming at the time of your purchase. The plant is shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots).

Senecio Scaposus goes by the common name “Woolly Senecio.” A native of South Africa, this succulent is noted for finger-shaped long erect leaves bearing a woolly cover. Belonging to the Asteraceae family, the height of this lovely plant is about 30 cm with a short stem or, at times, no stem at all. Woolly Senecio is a summer-dormant plant requiring full sun exposure for abundant growth.

Growth Rate

Woolly Senecio has a slow growth rate but grows easily.


During the blooming season, which is springtime, orange-colored starry-shaped flowers adorn the top of the stalks. About three to five in number, the daisy-like flowers are a show stopper.

Watering and Feeding

This hardy succulent loves water, but care should be taken not to overwater. In winters especially, minimal watering is required. Applying fertilizers once or twice a year is advised for the nourishment of the plant.


Senecio scaposus requires gritty and sandy soil that drains off quickly. The soil should be allowed to dry and drench in between watering. Make sure that the ideal soil should contain coarse sand and cactus potting soil.


Senecio scaposus is hardy in zones 9b to 11b, with a frost tolerance of -5° C (23° F). It, however, cannot tolerate heavy frost.


This succulent plant loves warm temperatures and cannot bear the intense cold. It requires full sun for growth.


This variety of Senecio can be propagated directly from seeds or cuttings.

Woolly Senecio is a good option for groundcover in your succulent garden. When it flowers, the entire look-and-feel can change. Add it to your outdoors, or send it out as a gift to your loved ones!

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Blooming Season Spring
Common Name Woolly senecio
Dormancy Summer
Family Asteraceae
Flower Orange
Frost Tolerance -5° C
Growth Rate Slow growth
Hardiness Zone 9b to 11b
Height 30 cm
Origin South africa
Pot Size 3.5"
Scientific Name Senecio scaposus
Shape -
Sun Exposure Full sun

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carmin w.
United States United States

very well packaged

Every time I order from Planet Desert, the plants arrive healthy. The packaging is great!

Howard G.
United States United States

Beautiful plant

This arrived as a large, healthy, beautiful plant. Couldn’t be happier with it. The leaves with their paper-like coating are beautiful and really unique looking. Will definitely be ordering more plants!

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Thomas J.
United States United States

Very Healthy Specimen!

My plant arrived expertly packaged and in peak condition! I'm definitely ordering from them again!

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Allan W.

Gorgeous senecio! Great seller... I highl...

Gorgeous senecio! Great seller... I highly recommend!

Janet S.

Nice plant. Looks just like picture. App...

Nice plant. Looks just like picture. Appreciate it when succulents are shipped in pots as this was. Really well packed so no damage and no set back from shipping bare root.

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