Senecio is reasonably pest tolerant and can be grown from seed or from cuttings. I have found that most of my senecio have not succumb to mealy bug or scale yet and I’ve been happily growing them for over 2 years. Although it is said that senecio are ‘summer dormant’ succulents, I have found this season that it is not the case. All of my senecio cuttings done in the heart of summer have struck beautifully and grown several cm in length.

Senecio Varieties

Senecio Decaryi

A very striking succulent shrub, Senecio Decaryi has a very similar stem appearance to that of Senecio Crassissimus (Vertical Leaf Senecio), the leaves being the

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