Senecio kleiniiformis

Spear Head

Senecio kleiniiformis

Care

Lighting

Senecio kleiniiformis does best if placed in partial to full sun with a minimum of 2 hours direct sunlight per day.

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.

Watering

Allow to dry or nearly dry between the waterings. Water sparingly if placed cool during winter.

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.

Spear Head

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

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).

Pruning

Prune in spring or after flowering time in fall.

Propagation

Seeds and cuttings

Senecio kleiniiformis seeds

The seeds of Senecio kleiniiformis are spread by the wind.

Profile

Scientific name

Senecio kleiniiformis

Common name(s)

Spear Head

Family

Asteraceae

Origin

Probably South Africa

Height

15 to 30 cm

Toxic

No but not edible

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