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Senecio kleiniiformis - Spear Head

Senecio kleiniiformis - Spear Head


Spear Head (Senecio kleiniiformis): Silver to blue-green with distinctive, triangular, spear-shaped leaves. Blooms pale yellow end of summer and early fall. Attracts butterflies and other pollinators when grown outdoors in Mediterranean climates, but also makes a unique indoor plant near sunny windows.

Soft succulents will not survive a hard frost, but if there is a risk of freezing temperatures they can be brought indoors to grow on a sunny window sill or under a grow light. They need bright sunlight, great drainage, and infrequent water to prevent rot. Pick containers with drainage holes and use well-draining cactus and succulent soil with 50% to 70% mineral grit such as coarse sand, pumice, or perlite. Water deeply enough for water to run out the drainage hole, then wait for the soil to fully dry before watering again.

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