I am so happy to have found this little succulent beauty in flower, over at the college! Why? Beacause of it's orange blooms! My most favorite color...and this is such a lovely shade, don't you think???
I have never seen this for sale at big box stores, so I consider it a real privledge to have it here at the college. I may ask the lady who runs the garden area if I can have a cutting...(she has given me a few in the past from different plants).
It has spread quite a bit since last year. It has a real fun way about it, I think...kind of sprawling and free.
According to Desert Tropicals, Kleinia is a genus of about 40 species that were previously included in the genus Senecio. They have been separated in the eighties based on microscopic differences in the flower structures. This work is still somewhat controversial, although supported by most botanists specialized in the group. If you click on the link, you can see other varieties of Senecio!