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Senecio - Serpens Blue Chalk Sticks

Senecio - Serpens Blue Chalk Sticks


Senecio serpens, is a succulent shrub with fleshy cylindrical leaves borne on prostrate stems. It grows up to 8 inches (20 cm) tall with a spread of up to 3 feet (90 cm). The stems root at the nodes as they touch the ground. Leaves are powdery blue-grey to blue-green and up to 2 inches (5 cm) long. Flowers are small, creamy-white, held in corymbs, and appear just above the foliage from summer to early fall.


Preferring partial shade if outdoors and bright sunlight if indoors. Avoid intense afternoon sun in summer. It will grow in full shade but will become lank and leggy.


Water regularly during the growing season, allowing the soil to dry out between waterings. This plant is drought tolerant, but the soil should never be left dry for too long. Reduce watering frequency during the winter months. Water only if the soil is completely dry.



* Picture and information intended only as a guide. Size and colours of plants will vary, not any 1 plant is exactly the same and minor variations will occur.


** All plants will be posted bare rooted.

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