Senecio rowleyanus

Botanical Name

Senecio rowleyanus

Other names

String-of-beads, string-of-pearls, Buddha's bead

 

Asteraceae

Dimensions

Develops downwardly as the stems are prostrate

Description of Stem

Long trailing stems

Description of Leaves

Strings of globular, succulent green leaves, a notable, short, sharp spine at the apex; translucent stripes on the spherical leaves

Description of flowers

Small, white, brush-like flowers on long peduncles, facing upwards; narrow base of a conspicuous green calyx; appear in late winter

Description of seed/fruit

 

Description of roots

 

Variation

 

Propagation and Cultivation

Herbaceous stem cuttings, requires watering and good drainage

Tolerances

 

Uses

Grown as ground covers or for the attractive foliage; planted in hanging baskets as ornamental plants

Ecological rarity

May be rare or endangered in nature

Pests and Diseases

Aphids, cochineal, mealie bug

Other

Leaves toxic

Location

 

Distribution

Northern Cape (maybe?)

Country

South Africa (maybe?), Namibia

Category: Succulents

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