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Senecio fulgens, Kleinia fulgens, Orange thistle, Coral senecio

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 Senecio fulgens, Kleinia fulgens
Family: Asteraceae / Compositae
Orange thistle, Coral senecio
Origin: KwaZulu-Natal, Mozambique and Zimbabwe
small shrub 2-5 ftfull sundry conditionsornamental foliageyellow/orange flowersattracts butterflies, hummingbirdsincuded in CD catalog

Beautiful orange flowered succulent that is ideal for hot, dry spots in the garden. The genus is named after the German zoologist, Dr Klein (1685-1759). The species name, fulgens, means shining and refers to the vibrant color of the flowers. The plant grows to a height of about 7" and is ideal for planting in rockeries or other dry, sunny spots, as the scarlet flower heads add a splash of color in mid-winter. The plant can be propagated easily from seed, stem cuttings and leaf cuttings. Sow fresh seed in seedtrays containing a very well-drained potting mixture such as 1/2 fine milled pine bark and 1/2 sharp sand. Cover the seed lightly and water carefully. Propagation from stem cuttings is using a mature stem that can be rooted as is. The pieces should be left to dry for 2 to 3 days before planting. The cuttings are then placed in a container of sharp river sand and kept in an airy, sunny position. Care must be taken not to over-water the cuttings-they are best kept on the dry side. Repot when sufficient roots have formed. Propagation by leaf cuttings: allow leaves to dry for 2 to 3 days and plant in a container of sharp river sand. It is best to insert the leaf at an angle with about 1/3 in the rooting medium. Treat as for cuttings. It should take 6 to 8 weeks for a new plant to appear.


 Senecio fulgens, Kleinia fulgens, Orange thistle, Coral senecio

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Senecio fulgens, Kleinia fulgens, Orange thistle, Coral senecio

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Senecio fulgens, Kleinia fulgens, Orange thistle, Coral senecio

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Senecio fulgens, Kleinia fulgens, Orange thistle, Coral senecio

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Senecio fulgens, Kleinia fulgens, Orange thistle, Coral senecio

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Senecio fulgens, Kleinia fulgens, Orange thistle, Coral senecio

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Senecio fulgens, Kleinia fulgens, Orange thistle, Coral senecio

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Var. Mandarin
Senecio fulgens, Kleinia fulgens, Orange thistle, Coral senecio

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Var. Mandarin
Senecio fulgens, Kleinia fulgens, Orange thistle, Coral senecio

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Var. Mandarin
Senecio fulgens, Kleinia fulgens, Orange thistle, Coral senecio

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Senecio fulgens, Kleinia fulgens, Orange thistle, Coral senecio

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Senecio fulgens, Kleinia fulgens, Orange thistle, Coral senecio

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Senecio fulgens, Kleinia fulgens, Orange thistle, Coral senecio

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