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Scarlet Kleinia
Scientific Name: Kleinia fulgens Hook. f.
Synonym: Senecio fulgens
Family: Asteraceae
Scarlet Kleinia (Kleinia  fulgens)
Senecio fulgens in Art Pacheco's collection
Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 10-12

Frost Tolerance: Take very little frost

Heat Tolerance: Light shade in summer in Phoenix

Sun Exposure: Full sun to light shade

Origin: South Africa (Natal)

Growth Habits: Caudiciform subshrub, up to 18 inches tall (45 cm)

Watering Needs: Rot prone in winter

Propagation: Cuttings or seeds

The Kleinia fulgens develops a swollen base. The leaves turn purplish in the sun.

Blooming Habits:
The Scarlet Kleinia has large striking bright red-orange flowers.

Fruiting Habits:

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