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Senecio barbertonicus

Succulent Bush Senecio

This evergreen succulent “bush” adds a lot of texture to your outdoor succulent garden. The leaves are light green, pointing up on the branching stems. ​​Watch for yellow flowers in the Spring.

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Quick Look:
  • Full sun to partial shade

  • Not suited for indoor growing

  • Typical water needs for a succulent

  • Plant grows up to 5′ (1.5 m) tall

    Plant grows up to 5′ (1.5 m) wide

  • Zone 9a (Minimum 20° F | -6.7° C)

  • Not cold hardy

  • Propagation by cuttings

  • Can be toxic to humans and animals

  • Actively grows in Spring and Fall

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Care and Propagation Information

General Care for Senecio barbertonicus “Succulent Bush Senecio”

“Succulent Bush” is the perfect succulent for adding variety and texture to your container gardens and arrangements. Because this “Succulent Bush” grows so tall, it can get heavy and could topple over. If it begins to flop, behead the top until the stem is firm again. You can then propagate the cuttings.

Watering

Senecio barbertonicus “Succulent Bush Senecio” has typical watering needs for a succulent. It’s best to use the “soak and dry” method, and allow the soil to dry out completely between waterings.

Where to Plant

“Succulent Bush” is not cold hardy, so if you live in a zone that gets colder than 30° F (-1.1° C), it’s best to plant this succulent in a container that can be brought indoors. It does well in full to partial sun.

Plant in an area of your garden that gets 6 hours of sunlight a day.

How to Propagate Senecio barbertonicus “Succulent Bush Senecio”

“Succulent Bush” is propagated from cuttings. It’s best to take the cuttings in the spring and summer, when it is growing. Allow the cuttings to callous over for a day or two before planting in well-draining soil.

Pairs Well With

Mammillaria rhodantha

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