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Senecio medley-woodii is a branched shrub up to 2 m tall with thick, succulent, white-felted stems. The leaves are white-felted, obovate (egg-shaped) with margins entire to coarsely and irregularly toothed.
Plant in full sun to light shade in a well-drained soil and irrigate occasionally to very little. This plant is an interesting shrub that has remained evergreen for us but is noted as being drought deciduous.
Delairea odorata (previously known as Senecio mikanioides) is known as Cape Ivy or German Ivy is a perennial liana with fleshy bright waxy green colored leaves. Usually, its leaf has six pointed sharply palmate lobes.Flowers are small, densely bunched, yellow, tubular, daisy-like, occurring from autumn to spring. Produces many tiny seeds, each equipped with a small hairy parachute, like dandelion.
This plant favors moist, semi-shaded area such as forest margin and wet gullies. It reproduces by root from every leaf node and also seed.
Senecio includes over 1000 species from all over the world. A large number of these species are common perennial or annual weeds, but some are succulent and caudiciforms from tropical and subtropical areas. A number of succulent relatives have now been moved to the genus Kleinia. The genus Curio contains over 20 species, all of them formerly belonging to the genus Senecio.
Species and varieties:
Senecio antandroi - endemic to Madagascar
Flowers are yellowish white in elongated spikes. They appear before or with the new leaves making the tree very conspicuous.
Very showy branching shrub or small tree with yellow candle-like flowers and bright green dense foliage. Prefers open areas and sunlight. Often grown as an ornamental. Medicinal use: antibacterial potency, antifungal activity of flowers that has been used for a long time for the treatment of tinea versicolor and ringworm infections.
Silvery-grey quick-growing shrub with scented golden-yellow flowers in winter. Propagation: Seeds
Small shrub to 1.5m with grey foliage. Grows scattered on red sandy soils and stony ridges. Good garden shrub.
Evergreen large shrub, or small tree, fast growing 8 to 12 feet tall, 8 to 10 feet spread. Light yellow to deep golden yellow buttercup-shaped flowers, with prominent curved stamens, appearing in large sprays, over a long period in autumn and winter.