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Plant from R/succulents, Reddit.com.


Another plant by Reggie1, Flickr.com.


The caudex by OldBlue, Garden.org.


Another caudex from Cactuskiev.com.ua.

Author: 

MacOwan ex F.Muell., 1867.

Family:  ASTERACEAE
Origin: 

S South Africa

Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  5 Centimetres
Height: 

20-30 Centimetres

Flower: 

Yellow - Orange

Propagate: 

Seeds/Cuttings/Rhizomes

Names: 

False Nasturtium, Nasturtium-leaf Spearhead

Synonyms: 

Senecio oxyriifolius subsp. tropaeolifolius, G.D.Rowley, 1990.

This member of the Asteraceae family was given this name by Ferdinand Jacob Heinrich von Mueller in 1867. It is found in Southern South Africa, growing in a well drained soil with some water and lots of sun. The caudex can grow to five centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to 20 or even 30 centimetres in height. The flowers are yellow to orange.

The genera name means ‘old man’ from the Latin senex, and referring to the whitish grey, hairy pappus. The species name means 'Tropaeolum-like leaves'.


The leaves from Cactuskiev.com.ua.


The flowers from Efloraofindia.com.