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Bryony-leaved flowering ivy

Senecio bryoniifolius

Blommende klimop(Afr.)

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.

Planning

Difficulty
Easy
Flowering time
Summer, 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.

Geography

Origin
South Africa, Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal.
Natural climate
Sub-tropical

Environment

Light
Partial Sun
Soil moisture
Moist
Soil type
Loam, Sand
Soil PH preference
Neutral
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.

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