A vigorous fast-growing climber with semi-succulent stems and leaves that has a spread of 4 x 2 m. It is mostly evergreen, but during severe winters or in areas that suffer from frost, it will react deciduously, dying back and then recovering beautifully again in the spring. Native to southern Africa where it occurs from the Eastern Cape to eastern Zimbabwe. The word Senecio is derived from the Latin senex meaning old man, referring to the fluffy white seed heads; and tamoides means resembling Tamus. Used widely in gardens as a popular, cheerful, colourful, easy-to-grow climber. The species has been recorded from the island of Amorgos (Egiali, road margins and ruderal places in village, 10 m, 36°54'01"N, 25°58'36"E, 25.02.2014, Biel 14.083). Ephemeral garden escape not established.
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