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Senecio scaposus
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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Asteraceae (Sunflowers)
Origin: South Africa (Africa)
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloomtime: Summer
Synonyms: [Caputia scaposa]
Height: <1 foot
Width: <1 foot
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Summer Dry: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 25-30 F
Senecio scaposus - Stemless or nearly stemless small succulent with 2-4 inch long fleshy banana-shaped bright silvery white leaves that angle upward in tufts. The showy yellow daisy flowers appear in summer. Full sun (coastal) to light shade in well-drained soil. Hardy to at least the mid 20's F. From the Eastern Cape Providence of South Africa. A great little container plant. Keep dry as possible in winter - plants growing in small pots with well-drained soil can tolerate winter rains. The current treatment of this plant based on the DNA evidence showing that it is only distantly related to Senecio reclassified this species in 2012 (Nordenstam, B. & Pelser, P. B. 2012. "Caputia, a new genus to accommodate four succulent South African Senecioneae (Compositae) species". Compositae Newsletter. 50: 59.). In this article the author created the new genus Caputia, making the current name of this plant Caputia scaposa. The genus name is a reference to the four species in this new genus all coming from around the Cape Region of South Africa. Also joining it in this new genus are two other plants we have long grown as Senecio, Senecio medley-woodii and Senecio tomentosa (AKA S. haworthii).  Information displayed on this page about  Senecio scaposus is based on the research conducted about it in our library and from reliable online resources. We also note those observations we have made of this plant as it grows in the nursery's garden and in other gardens, as well how crops have performed in our nursery field. We will incorporate comments we receive from others, and welcome to hear from anyone who may have additional information, particularly if they share any cultural information that would aid others in growing it.