Although no mention of toxicity has been seen for this species, it belongs to a genus that contains a number of plants with a cumulative poisonous effect on the liver
. Some caution is advised.
Leaves - cooked
. Some caution is advised, see the notes above on toxicity.
There are no material uses listed for Senecio nikoensis.
The plant has medicinal uses
. No details are given.
Seed - sow spring in a greenhouse and only just cover the seed. Make sure the compost does not dry out. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and plant them out in early summer if they have grown sufficiently. Otherwise, grow them on in the greenhouse or cold frame for their first winter and plant them out the following year after the last expected frosts.
Division in spring.
Root cuttings in early spring
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We have very little information on this species and do not know if it will be hardy in Britain, though judging by its native range it should succeed outdoors in many parts of this country. The following notes are based on the general needs of the genus.
Succeeds in a sunny position in most well-drained moderately fertile soils
Problems, pests & diseases
Associations & Interactions
There are no interactions listed for Senecio nikoensis. Do you know of an interaction that should be listed here? edit this page to add it.
Polycultures & Guilds
There are no polycultures listed which include Senecio nikoensis.
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Material uses & Functions
- Strong wind
- Maritime exposure
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