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Senecio aizoides - Large Kleinia
   

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Asteraceae (Sunflowers)
Origin: South Africa (Africa)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: White
Bloomtime: Summer
Synonyms: [S. talinoides ssp. aizoides, Kleinia aizoides]
Height: 1-2 feet
Width: 4-6 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 20-25 F
Senecio aizoides (Large Kleinia) -Large succulent with stout 3 to 5 foot long stems that arch up and snake along the ground bearing 3 to 6 inch long narrow blue-green leaves that are flat on the upper surface and round keeled below and end in a soft yet sharp looking tip. Plant in full sun to light shade in a well-drained soil where it requires very little irrigation. Has proven hardy to 25 F and likely will go a bit lower. This is the largest of the Senecio talinoides varieties that include the more common varieties mandraliscae and cylindricus. Leaves on this variety are flatter and much bigger than the others and are more well spaced along the stem. It is found naturally growing near the sea near Albertina and as its specific epithet implies, it resembles an ice plant in the family Aizoaceae. This is one of the parents of the Senecio hybrid 'Jolly Gray'. Both of these plants came to us from the garden of John Bleck.  This description is based on research and observations of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in our nursery garden and in other gardens that we visit. We also incorporate comments received and appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have any additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Senecio aizoides.
 
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