Mountain Grass (Kleinia neriifolia)

Botanical names:
Kleinia neriifolia Accepted
Senecio kleinia Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Plant Height: 4-8 feet
Plant Spread: 6-8 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flower Color: White
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Wildlife Attractant: Butterflies
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots

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Posted by Baja_Costero (Baja California - Zone 11b) on Oct 17, 2017 3:01 PM

Large, much-branched succulent shrub with glaucous, sausage-like stems and narrow, summer-deciduous green leaves. Very seasonal growth pattern (winter grower, summer dormant). Probably best suited to mild Mediterranean (winter rainfall) climates. Potentially a large plant in the ground. The amount of branching is variable. A wide-leafed natural form called ovatifolia branches a lot.

Propagate from stem cuttings in fall. Provide strong light for best form and stability. Water regularly (general succulent care) from fall through spring (and summer, in mild climates). Provide good drainage and ample space in containers.

From the Canary Islands, where it may be easily confused with native Euphorbias (but unlike them, does not exude a dangerous sap).

Formerly known as Senecio kleinia.

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Kleinia neriifolia (Senecio kleinia) by Draconiusultamius May 10, 2018 7:25 AM 11
Cactus and tender succulents chat by Baja_Costero Oct 23, 2018 6:09 PM 2,635
Senecio kleinia aka Kleinia neriifolia by Baja_Costero Sep 29, 2017 9:00 PM 2

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