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Curio articulatus, Senecio articulatus, Kleinia articulata, Hot Dog Cactus, Candle Plant

Curio articulatus, Senecio articulatus, Kleinia articulata

Hot Dog Cactus, Candle Plant
Family: Asteraceae
Origin: South Africa
Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterWhite/off-white flowers

Senecio articulatus has fat cylindrical stems with periodic constrictions, giving an impression of sausage-links. These are decoratively enhanced by reddish-purple markings. The notched and dissected leaves are a bright green, sometimes flushed with purple.



Curio articulatus, Senecio articulatus, Kleinia articulata, Hot Dog Cactus, Candle Plant
Curio articulatus, Senecio articulatus, Kleinia articulata, Hot Dog Cactus, Candle Plant
Curio articulatus, Senecio articulatus, Kleinia articulata, Hot Dog Cactus, Candle Plant
Curio articulatus, Senecio articulatus, Kleinia articulata, Hot Dog Cactus, Candle Plant


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Curio herreanus, Senecio herreianus, Gooseberry, String of Beads

Curio herreanus, Senecio herreianus

Gooseberry, String of Beads
Family: Asteraceae
Origin: South West Africa
Groundcover and low-growing 2ftFull sunDry conditionsOrnamental foliage

These species are leafy succulents, in that they store large amounts of water in their leaves (as opposed to stems as do the cacti) and can withstand long periods of drought. Gooseberry leaves are football shaped and about 3/8 inch long. The unique shapes of the fleshy leaves greatly reduce the surface area exposed to the hot and dry environment, so they lose a bare minimum of the precious water extracted from the soil. The reduced surface area, however, limits the amount of the sun's energy the plants can absorb for photosynthesis. Nature's way of compensating for this limited external surface area is to have a 'window' or slit of transparent tissue in each leaf that allows light to enter and be absorbed by the photosynthetic cells lining the inside. Therefore, light absorption occurs on the outer surface as well as the inner surface. This allows the plant to produce a sufficient amount of food by photosynthesis while conserving its water. The central core of each leaf is composed of clear, non-pigmented water storage cells. See Senecio rowleyanus.





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Curio rowleyanus, Senecio rowleyanus, String of peas, String of pearls, Bead Plant

Curio rowleyanus, Senecio rowleyanus

String of peas, String of pearls, Bead Plant
Family: Asteraceae
Origin: South Africa
Groundcover and low-growing 2ftFull sunSemi-shadeDry conditionsWhite/off-white flowersFragrant

Senecio rowleyanus has small spherical leaves about 1/4 inch in diameter. These are strung on thin stems like beads of a necklace. These stems also carry adventitious roots which grow down into the soil as the stems lengthen so that eventually the plant becomes a dense mat on top of the soil as well as the lengthening stems hanging over the edge of the pot at they grow longer. Small flowers are white and smell like cinnamon. Senecios must have bright light including two to three hours a day of direct sunlight through the year.





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Curio x peregrinus, Senecio x peregrinus, Dolphin Necklace, Flying Dolphins, Senecio Hippogriff

Curio x peregrinus, Senecio x peregrinus

Dolphin Necklace, Flying Dolphins, Senecio Hippogriff
Family: Asteraceae
Small shrub 2-5 ftSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterWhite/off-white flowers

The plant is a hybrid between Curio rowleyanus and Curio articulatus.

The plant does well in hanging baskets, where its leaves can shower downward. The plant thrives under bright, indirect light with some morning sun and in semi-shade under moist conditions.





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Senecio x peregrinus - String of Dolphins

String of Dolphins, or String of Bananas (Senecio or Curio peregrinus), or Hippogriff. This rare succulent is a great addition to your collection! The leaves look like dolphins that trail down thin stems. A rare trailing succulent that is making waves around the world. This uncommon hybrid is a cross of String of Pearls and Candle Plant.
The leaves lining its string-like stems really look like dolphins leaping off the plant, making it a true novelty in the natural world. If properly cared for, in Fall it can send up bloom stalks with pompom-like clusters of tiny white flowers that smell like cinnamon.

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Kleinia neriifolia, Senecio kleinia, Verode

Kleinia neriifolia, Senecio kleinia

Verode
Family: Asteraceae
Origin: Canary Islands
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall shrub 2-5 ftFull sunModerate waterWhite/off-white flowers

Kleinia neriifolia, Senecio kleinia, Verode
Kleinia neriifolia, Senecio kleinia, Verode
Kleinia neriifolia, Senecio kleinia, Verode


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Kleinia pendula, Senecio pendulus, Tapeworm Plant

Kleinia pendula, Senecio pendulus

Tapeworm Plant
Family: Asteraceae
Origin: Africa
Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunModerate waterDry conditionsRed/crimson/vinous flowers

Kleinia pendula has prostrate marbled succulent stems that arch over and touch the soil where they root, sending out more stems. The inflorescence is a showy red pom-pom of many tiny flowers.



Kleinia pendula, Senecio pendulus, Tapeworm Plant
Kleinia pendula, Senecio pendulus, Tapeworm Plant
Kleinia pendula, Senecio pendulus, Tapeworm Plant


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Kleinia stapeliiformis, Senecio stapeliiformis, Pickle Plant

Kleinia stapeliiformis, Senecio stapeliiformis

Pickle Plant
Family: Asteraceae
Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunModerate waterDry conditionsRed/crimson/vinous flowers



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Pericallis x hybrida, Senecio cruentus, Senecio x hybrida, Florist's Cineraria

Pericallis x hybrida, Senecio cruentus, Senecio x hybrida

Florist's Cineraria
Family: Asteraceae
Origin: Canary Islands
Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterPink flowersWhite/off-white flowersBlue/lavender/purple flowersRed/crimson/vinous flowersSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

This large leaved annual produces a bouquet of bright colored flowers in pink, purple and blue, and also in pastel shades. Some flowers are bi-colored and some appear to flouresce.

Seeds sown in early spring will be in flower by Christmas. When flowering is over, the plants are discarded.





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Pseudogynoxys chenopodioides, Senecio confusus, Mexican Flame Vine, Orangeglow Vine

Pseudogynoxys chenopodioides, Senecio confusus

Mexican Flame Vine, Orangeglow Vine
Family: Asteraceae
Origin: Mexico
Groundcover and low-growing 2ftVine or creeperFull sunDry conditionsRed/crimson/vinous flowersYellow/orange flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsInvasiveSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeFlood tolerantSeaside, salt tolerant plant

A great plant for beginners! Very fast growing, drought resistant, seldom bothered by pests and minimum care is rewarded with impressive floral displays! This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and birds. It is a fairly rampant, warm climate climber with thick evergreen leaves which deep green color provides a rich background for the brilliant flowers. It covers itself in brilliant bright orange daisy-like flowers about 1 inch in diameter, borne in small clusters. See Article about this plant





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Senecio confusus - Mexican flame vine (Pseudogynoxus chenopodiodes)

Mexican flame vine. Fast-growing vine with beautiful bright orange flowers year round. Great for covering fences, etc. Good for beginners, doesn't require much care, drought tolerant once established.

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Roldana petasitis, Senecio petasitis, Velvet Groundsel, California Geranium

Roldana petasitis, Senecio petasitis

Velvet Groundsel, California Geranium
Family: Asteraceae
Origin: Mexico
Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterYellow/orange flowersInvasive

Evergreen shrub with large round leaves tinged purple. Bunches of yellow daisy looking flowers. Seeds are produced in profusion and are wind borne. The leaves and stalk are hairy. Prune hard after bloom.



Roldana petasitis, Senecio petasitis, Velvet Groundsel, California Geranium
Roldana petasitis, Senecio petasitis, Velvet Groundsel, California Geranium
Roldana petasitis, Senecio petasitis, Velvet Groundsel, California Geranium
Roldana petasitis, Senecio petasitis, Velvet Groundsel, California Geranium


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