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Senecio kleiniiformis

Spear Head

Senecio kleiniiformis

Care
  1. Lighting
    Senecio kleiniiformis does best if placed in partial to full sun with a minimum of 2 hours direct sunlight per day.
  2. Soil
    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.
  3. Watering
    Allow to dry or nearly dry between the waterings. Water sparingly if placed cool during winter.
  4. Feeding
    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.
  5. Temperature
    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).
  6. Pruning
    Prune in spring or after flowering time in fall.
  7. Propagation
    Seeds and cuttings
Spear Head

Here in North Europe Spear Head shows its flowers from August to October.

Senecio kleiniiformis seeds

The seeds of Senecio kleiniiformis are spread by the wind.

Profile
  1. Scientific name
    Senecio kleiniiformis
  2. Common name(s)
    Spear Head
  3. Family
    Asteraceae
  4. Origin
    Probably South Africa
  5. Height
    15 to 30 cm
  6. Toxic
    No but not edible

Senecio kleiniiformis