Senecio barbertonicus: How to Grow and Care for Succulent Bush Senecio

Senecio barbertonicus Succulent Bush Senecio

Scientific name: Senecio barbertonicus

Common name: Succulent Bush Senecio

This evergreen plant adds a lot of texture to your garden. The leaves point up at the branching stems. There are yellow flowers in the Spring.

Quick Look at Senecio barbertonicus

  • Full sun to partial shade
  • Typical water needs for a succulent
  • Plant grows up to 5′ (1.5 m) tall
    Plant grows up to 5′ (1.5 m) wide
  • Zone 9a (Minimum 20° F | -6.7° C)
  • Not cold hardy
  • Propagation by cuttings
  • Can be toxic to humans and animals
  • Summer Dormant

General Care for Senecio barbertonicus “Succulent Bush Senecio”

Adding variety and texture to your container gardens is whatSucculent Bush is for. TheSucculent Bush is so tall that it can get heavy and topple over. Behead the top until the stem is firm again. You can grow the cuttings.


Senecio barbertonicus “Succulent Bush Senecio” has typical watering needs. The “soak and dry” method will allow the soil to dry out completely between waterings.

Where to Plant

If you live in a zone that gets colder than 30 F, it’s best to plant the Succulent Bush in a container that can be brought indoors. It does well in both full and partial sun.

There is an area of your garden that gets 6 hours of sunlight a day.

How to Propagate Propagate Senecio barbertonicus “Succulent Bush Senecio”

TheSucculent Bush is a product of cuttings. It’s best to take the plants in the spring and summer. Allow the plants to grow for a day or two before planting.


  1. Senecio barbertonicus (Succulent Bush Senecio) – Wikipedia

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