senecio_scaposus

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Senecio scaposus: Long, bean-like leaves with a silvery, woolly covering. This coating helps protect the leaves from the full sun of its native South African habitat, and it needs similarly bright sun in cultivation. The woolly coating can be rub off with shipping and handling; it will not grow back but new foliar growth will eventually replace the damaged leaves. S. scaposus produces yellow, daisy-shaped blooms in summer.

Soft succulents will not survive a hard frost, but if there is a risk of freezing temperatures they can be brought indoors to grow on a sunny window sill or under a grow light. They need bright sunlight, great drainage, and infrequent water to prevent rot. Pick containers with drainage holes and use well-draining cactus and succulent soil with 50% to 70% mineral grit such as coarse sand, pumice, or perlite. Water deeply enough for water to run out the drainage hole, then wait for the soil to fully dry before watering again.

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