Senecio barbertonicus is a dense bushy perennial shrub reaching heights of 0.5-1.8 m. It is an evergreen succulent with all plant parts glabrous. This evergreen succulent “bush” adds a lot of texture to your outdoor succulent garden.
Senecio barbertonicus, named after one of its native localities Barberton, is a closely leafy succulent shrub that produces clusters of sweetly scented, golden yellow, tufted flower heads in winter and produce seeds with a dense tuft of bristles. But the most attractive features of this plant are its finger-like leaves pointing upwards along the branches. It is one of the least specialised and most common of the finger-leaved Senecios. Senecio barbertonicus grows predominantly in grassland and among rocks in shade of low open canopy forest of west coast. The plant tends to scramble over rocks and other trees and bushes. The environment we have here has a hot and dry climate, with fairly good rains in Summer followed by prolonged drought, and temperatures near freezing in Winter.