Senecio kleiniiformis does best if placed in partial to full sun with a minimum of 2 hours direct sunlight per day.
Well drained such as regular mixes for cacti and succulents or a mixture of regular potting soil, bird sand and pumice (2:1:1). Grows also good in pure pumice.
Allow to dry or nearly dry between the waterings. Water sparingly if placed cool during winter.
Feed if in active growth with standard liquid fertilizer (every 4th to 8th week), spikes or granules (2 to 3 monthly).
New bought or recently repotted plants don’t need to be fed for the first year.
Spear Head can be grown warm the year round. A winter rest period at 10 to 15 °C (50 to 59 °F) will be tolerated. Minimum temperature is 5 °C (41 °F).
Prune in spring or after flowering time in fall.
Seeds and cuttings
Here in North Europe Spear Head shows its flowers from August to October.
The seeds of Senecio kleiniiformis are spread by the wind.
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Probably South Africa
15 to 30 cm
No but not edible