Plant FinderPlant Finder Graphic
Zone
Zones 16, 17, 21-24
Full SunPartial Sun
Full, Partial
Regular WaterMinimal Water
Moderate, Minimal

Senecio serpens

Asteraceae (Compositae)
Cacti and succulents, Perennials

SENECIO

Taxonomists have shaken up this group of daisy relatives, reclassifying two of its most important members and many second-tier species as well. One plant formerly known as dusty miller, Senecio greyi, is now a Brachyglottis; florists’ cineraria, S. x hybridus, is now Pericallis x hybrida. In addition, some succulent species have been moved here from Kleinia, and some former Senecios have been moved to Kleinia

Senecio serpens

This succulent perennial is from South Africa. The species resembles S. mandraliscae, but it is a smaller plant (to 6 in. high and 1 ft. wide) with smaller (1 1/4-in.) leaves. Little to moderate water.

You Might Also Like...

Protea cynaroides

Grows to 3–5 ft. tall and wide, with an open, spreading habit. Dark green, oval leaves to 5 1/2 ...

Neomarica

Like iris, these perennials produce fans of lance-shaped leaves. Foliage arises from short rhizomes; l...

Dudleya brittonii

The best known species in cultivation is this Baja California native, with 1 1/2-ft.-wide leaf rosette...

Find Your Sunset Climate Zone

Find Your Sunset Climate Zone

View Maps Learn More

Advertisement