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Senecio serpens
Scientific Name: Senecio serpens G.D. Rowley
Synonym: Kleinia repens
Family: Asteraceae
Senecio  serpens
Senecio serpens at the Huntington Gardens in early July
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 16,17,21-24
USDA: 10-12

Frost Tolerance: Avoid any frost

Heat Tolerance: Difficult to keep alive in summer in Phoenix

Sun Exposure: Full sun to light shade

Origin: South Africa (Cape)

Growth Habits: Succulent perennial, up to 12 inches tall (30 cm), 2 feet in diameter (60 cm)

Watering Needs: Moderate water


The Senecio serpens is similar to the Senecio mandraliscae with smaller leaves: 1.5 inches long versus 3 inches (4 cm vs. 8 cm). It is also less heat resistant and is almost impossible to keep alive when the temperature exceed 100 F (38 C) for too long.

Senecio  serpens

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