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cineraria (blood claws) / cineraria (senecio cruentus)

Refers to the family Compositae. Fatherland is the Canary Islands.


General description : Cineraria is a decorative and flowering plant up to 70 cm high. Deserted leaves up to 20 cm long have a heart-shaped lobate shape. The lower side of the leaf is usually purple. Blossoms of cineraria in winter and early spring from 4 to 6 weeks inflorescences-baskets, similar to daisies. They have a variety of colors, in addition to the yellow, can be double and semi-double.

Cineraria is a very capricious plant, it requires the conditions of a greenhouse, it is usually thrown out after flowering.

Recommendations for caring for the plant Cyclamen:

Illumination : Needs bright, but diffused light.

Watering mode : Abundant, uniform. He does not adore overflow, nor the drying out of the earth. Water with warm, soft water.

Humidity : Likes high humidity, but does not like spraying. It is better to spray the atmosphere around the plant and arrange containers with water.

Air humidity is similarly supported by placing pots on a pallet with pebbles or claydite, which is continuously moistened. Keep away from drafts.

Temperature regime : Optimum 12-13 ° С, minimum 8 ° С, maximum 15 ° С.

Soil: The purchased plant does not need fertilizing.


Breeding: Seeds in the middle of summer, planted in a cool greenhouse. Rarely successful.


Planting: The plant does not leave in the next year.


Pests: It is infrequent.

Cineraria (Bloodthirsty bloodsucker) - Cineraria (Senecio cruentus)

cineraria (blood claws) - cineraria (senecio cruentus)