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PlantFiles: Spear Head
Senecio kleiniiformis

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Senecio (sen-ek-ee-o ) (Info)
Species: kleiniiformis (kline-ee-eye-FOR-miss) (Info)

Synonym:Senecio kleiniaeformis
Synonym:Kleinia kleiniiformis

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Cactus and Succulents

under 6 in. (15 cm)
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

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Bloom Color:
Pale Yellow

Bloom Time:
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall
Late Fall/Early Winter

Grown for foliage

Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Soil pH requirements:
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Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
From softwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:
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2 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive bepah On Aug 11, 2013, bepah from Brentwood, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

Easy to propagate from stem cuttings; much more difficult from leaf cuttings....

Positive jabowman78 On Mar 28, 2007, jabowman78 from Pleasant Hill, CA wrote:

I absolutely love this plant - the leaves are beautiful! The flowers however are profuse and go to seed readily. I had to work to keep up with them using shears.

Accidentally left this one outside this winter and the frost got it. I thought it was a goner, but it is making a nice comeback.

I am going to attempt to propagate via leaf cuttings soon and will post the results.

Neutral palmbob On Mar 22, 2004, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Interesting looking leaf form having basically three-sided leaves that look a bit like a spear or arrow tip. Leaves soft and rubbery with a white powder on them giving the leaves a bluish-silver appearance (pale green beneath the tomentum). Easy to grow plant in Southern California. Takes water, but doesn't need much. Profuse flowers that are not that attractive.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Brentwood, California
Clayton, California
Fairfield, California
Los Angeles, California
Pleasant Hill, California
Reseda, California
San Jose, California
Thousand Oaks, California
Vista, California
Andrews, Texas

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