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Coral senecio

Kleinia fulgens

Koraalsenecio (Afr.)

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.

Planning

Difficulty
Easy
Flowering time
Winter
Fruiting time
Winter

Harvesting

Generally not harvested

Propagation

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

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.

Geography

Origin
Africa, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and South Africa (KwaZulu-Natal)
Natural climate
Temperate

Environment

Light
Partial Sun
Soil moisture
Dry
Soil type
Loam, Sand
Soil PH preference
Neutral
Frost hardiness
Hardy

Personality

Family
Asteraceae
Flower colour
Red
Scent
None

Problems

Generally problem free

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