Bryony-Leaved Flowering Ivy

Senecio bryoniifolius

Blommende Klimop(Afr.)

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The Bryony-leaved flowering ivy is a succulent-leaved evergreen creeper with a climbing growth of up to roughly 10 m high. The plant has a twining habit, making it an attractive option for growing on fences, structures and pergolas. The succulent leaves contribute to its drought tolerance, especially during dry winters. ZA Distribution: Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal.
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Planning

Difficulty

Easy

Flowering time

Summer, Autumn, Winter, Spring

Fruiting time

Autumn

Harvesting

Flowers can be harvested in autumn.

Propagation

Cuttings

Grow from cuttings from spring to autumn, the softwood cuttings should be 5-10 cm long, the lower leaves can be removed, planted in sand or a mixture of sand and peat.

Special features

Drought resistant

The succulent leaves contribute to its drought tolerance, especially during dry winters.

Pot plant

Special features

Origin

South Africa, Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal.

Natural climate

Sub-tropical

Environment

Light

Partial Sun, Full Sun, Full Shade

Soil moisture

Moist

Soil type

Loam, Sand

Soil PH preference

Neutral, Acid

Frost hardiness

Tender

Uses

Notes

No recorded use

Personality

Family

Asteraceae

Flower colour

Yellow

Scent

None

Problems

Bryony-leaved flowering ivy is generally not bothered by pests and diseases.

Credits

profile iconSenecio bryoniifolius
by Ernst van Jaarsveld, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, May 2010 (Copyright South African National Biodiversity Institute, South Africa)
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