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Coral Senecio

Kleinia fulgens

Also known as

Koraalsenecio (Afr.)

Full Sun
Easy care
Light watering
Tender

8a-11b

USDA zone

-12°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

60cm

Max

60cm

30cm

Min

20cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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Kleinia fulgens
Rooted leaf cutting
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Coral Senecio Overview

Coral senecio is ideal for planting in rockeries or other dry, sunny spots. The scarlet flower heads add a splash of colour in mid-winter. The succulent leaves, which are an attractive grey/green with purpling on the underside, give the plant year-round appeal and add a pleasing contrast when planted among short grasses or spring flowering bulbs. ZA Distribution: Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga.

Common problems with Coral Senecio

Generally problem free

    How to harvest Coral Senecio

    Generally not harvested

    How to propagate Coral Senecio

    Seed

    Sow seeds when ripe into trays with well-drained potting mixture, cover the seed lightly and water carefully.

    Cuttings

    Take stem or leaf cuttings, allow to dry for 2-3 days, then place in a container of sharp river sand and kept in an airy, sunny position, do not over-water, they are best kept slightly dry.

    Special features of Coral Senecio

    Drought resistant

    The plants can tolerate extended dry periods.

    Pot plant

    Can be grown in containers, in a free draining, coarse, sandy potting mix, do not over water the plants and remove the pot trays after watering to drain free water from the pots.

    Attracts butterflies

    Indoor plant