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Kleinia galpinii

Family: Asteraceae (Aster family)

Common names: Kleinia (E);

Native to: Southern Africa
Perennial, Shrub, Succulent
A succulent perennial with fleshy pale green leaves and tufted red flowers.

Kleinia galpinii

EVERGREEN

FULL SUN

SEMI FROST HARDY

LOW WATER REQUIREMENTS

FAST GROWER

ATTRACTS INSECTS

FLOWER COLOUR:

AVERAGE SIZE:

0.25m x 0.2m
FLOWERING TIME:
J F M A M J J A S O N D
FRUITING TIME:
J F M A M J J A S O N D

Kleinia galpinii

DESCRIPTION

This succulent shrublet has oval- to spoon-shaped grey-green leaves which are attached to brittle stems which creep along the ground.  The leaves have a smooth margin.  It bears several, small orange flowers borne in a tight head-shaped inflorescence.

NATURAL HABITAT & DISTRIBUTION
On cliffs and rocky places in woodland.
WILDLIFE & ECOLOGICAL BENEFITS
Attracts a host of pollinating insects.
WATER REQUIREMENTS
Water-wise.
MAINTENANCE
Low maintenance.
LANDSCAPING USES
A colourful plant to add to a rockery.
GARDEN THEMES
Bushveld, Rockery, Woodland
SEED
PESTS & DISEASES
Seldom attached by pests and disease.
CULTIVATION
Propagate from seed or cuttings.

4 Responses

  1. Hi Retha

    Thanks for visiting Plantbook.

    The afrikaans name is Kleinia. This is a case where we don’t know whether the Afrikaans name influenced the scientific name or vice versa.

    Flourish!
    Glenice

  2. Hi Wouter

    Thanks for visiting Plantbook and for sharing our passion for South Africa’s spectacular floral treasures.

    It is a truly amazing plant with a wonderful fragrance.

    Although not as strongly scented, the Crassula arborescens is another succulent that has a fragrant flower.

    Flourish!
    Glenice

  3. Die eerste vetplant wat ek nog ooit teëgekom het met welriekende blomme. Besonder interessante bloeiwyse wat as 1 blom voorkom maar eintlik `n massa klein blommetjies is. God se skepping is ongelooflik fassinerend !

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