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.
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!
Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz
|Common Name||Woolly senecio|
|Frost Tolerance||-5° C|
|Growth Rate||Slow growth|
|Hardiness Zone||9b to 11b|
|Scientific Name||Senecio scaposus|
|Sun Exposure||Full sun|