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Senecio - Scaposis V Addoensis

Senecio - Scaposis V Addoensis


Formerly known as Senecio scaposus var. addoensis, is a succulent plant with fleshy flat leaves with lobed triangular to spoon-shaped tips. The young leaves have a white to silvery tomentum that may be shed as they get older. This covering serves to reflect the sunlight, preventing overheating or burning. The plant forms a small clump in time.


Established Senecios are extremely drought tolerant. They need some water during the summer but do not leave the soil wet for prolonged periods. Allow the soil to dry out between waterings in winter, when they are somewhat dormant. Since they are growing in sandy soil, nutrients will need to be replenished. Fertilize annually, but lightly. Too much fertilizer will cause a lot of leggy growth.



Taller varieties can get floppy. You can prune them back to where the stem is firm in very early spring. You can even root the cuttings.

* Picture and information intended only as a guide.  Size and colours of plants will vary, not any 1 plant is exactly the same and minor variations will occur.


** All plants will be posted bare rooted.


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