“Senecio” Genus

Senecio Genus Image

This flowering plant belongs to the daisy family (Asteraceae). Plants in this genus may be referred to as ragworts or groundsels. It is one of the largest genera among flowering plants, comprising 1250 species. Of all the plants in this genus, only a hundred are succulent. The genus is originally from Europe but has been naturalized in many parts of the world.  Some of the species in this genus can be planted as hedge plants and house plants. Still, it is noteworthy that most of the species in this genus are toxic to grazing animals because they contain alkaloids.

They produce yellow, green, blue, purple, or white flowers. Color varies across species and within species. Flower heads come from branched clusters which proceed directly from the stem. They later mature and bloom into fatherly seeds that quickly fly in the weed as a seed dispersal method. 

Senecio Plants On Succulent City

Senecio Rowleyanus Featured Image
The String Of Pearls Succulent ‘Senecio Rowleyanus’
Curio Herreanus (Senecio Herreanus/ Herreianus)
Senecio Scaposus Image
Senecio Scaposus
Senecio Decaryi Image
Senecio Decaryi
Senecio Anteuphorbium Image
Senecio Anteuphorbium
Senecio Cylindricus Image
Senecio Cylindricus – The Narrow-leaf Chalksticks Plant


Richard Miller

Salute everyone. It's Richard, the author of this Succulent & Xeriscaping blog. I am a traveler and a nature lover looking for a connection with the wild green. In my journey, I found a love for succulents and xeriscaping. What attracts me is the long-lasting & unique beauty of every plant I have the chance to see with my own eyes. Welcome to my little blog and let's enjoy a good time together!

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