Darling Succulent

I picked up this succulent from Evita Bezuidenhout’s house in Darling.  It was growing in a pot outside the theatre and I broke off a small piece, as big as a five rand coin.  Over the past year or so it has grown into this many stranded, unusual plant.  It has flowered once (yellow and fluffy) but I have no idea what it is.  Anyone seen it before?

Darling Succulent

Darling Succulent

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7 Responses to Darling Succulent

  1. emme April 14, 2009 at 8:21 am #

    it looks like it does’t know what it wants to be when it grows up. the leaves znd the stems aren’t even talking the same language. but either way, it’s a darling!

  2. Niall McNulty April 14, 2009 at 9:08 am #

    yeah, it is a bit of a schizophrenic plant.

    the flowers are also very unexpected. more dandelion than anything …

  3. Sonya April 15, 2009 at 8:50 am #

    Niall, you are a thief – stealing from Evita! tsk

  4. Niall McNulty April 15, 2009 at 1:06 pm #

    I’m sure she doesn’t mind sons ..

  5. JennyE March 18, 2010 at 8:52 pm #

    Looks like Senecio articulatus ” sausage plant”
    The leaves often have a touch of pink.Lovely in a pot

  6. Sprig March 19, 2010 at 7:49 am #

    yes, think you right Jenny. Here is a photograph of the flowers on Flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/63276845@N00/4082792722/

  7. Jan-Louise June 24, 2010 at 11:26 pm #

    Agree with JennyE – also maybe called a ‘Hot Dog cactus’. Definately indigenous to SA.

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