Part Number: 00136
Product Catagory: Succulents (18)
Size: 3 inch pot
Hardiness: USDA Zone 9b 11: above 4.5 °C (40 °F)
Sun Exposure:Full Sun to Partial Shade
Danger: Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested
Bloom Color: Pale Yellow, White/Near White, Cream/Tan
Senecio articulatus, commonly called the Candle Plant or Hot Dog Cactus, is a member of the Asteraceae family and a native of South Africa. It is an evergreen perennial that reaches 40 to 60 cm (16–24 inches) in height. As it is a drought-resistant clump-forming succulent sub-shrub, it is ideal for growing in dry arid areas.
Senecio articulatus has pale grey green succulent stems with markings of darker green or purple just below the petioles. The stems are tubular and jointed. If leaves do appear (approximately 50% of the time), they are usually divided into leaflets, are succulent, and are green on top and purplish below.
Senecio articulatus is dormant for most of the year, with both vegetative growth and flowering occurring in the winter months. Flowers are white, tiny and cup shaped, and form as a cluster attached to 15 to 25 cm (5–8 inch) long stems. Seeds are small and cylindrical.