|Native range of K. neriifolia.|
Senecio kleinia Less.
Kleinia neriifolia also known as Verode or Berode is a species of flowering plant in the daisy family (Asteraceae). It is native endemic to the Canary Islands. It was formerly named Senecio kleinia.:353
A succulent plant Kleinia neriifolia has articulated branches (constrictions that make them look like rows of sausages) and thick, stubby, elongated leaves which rest directly on the main stem or branch without a petiole or footstalk. Leaves growing clustered in crowded circles at the tops of the branches. Trunk a meter high, and lanceolate leaves up to 12 centimetres (5 in) long. Fragrant grey white flowers, blooms at any time between March and October. Deciduous, the leaves fall at the beginning of the dry season. As with most arid habitat plants, reproduction is by reseeding only.
Berode grows abundantly in the Tabaibal-Cardonal zone or the arid, subtropical with steep and eroded substrates which are more pronounced and dominant in the eastern archipelago. The vegetation can be compared with that of the arid areas of Sudan, Ethiopia, Arabia and Iran and is typical of the steppe in the African continent.
The plant is used in gardens with dry conditions. The plant requires a minimum exposure of the sun. The minimum winter temperature it can endure is −2 °C (28 °F).
Kleinia neriifolia has been successfully cultivated as a houseplant and as landscaping. It is on a list of suggested fire safe landscaping.
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