A native of South Africa, blue chalk succulents (Senecio serpens) are often a favorite of succulent growers. Senecio talinoides subs. mandraliscae, also called blue chalk sticks, is possibly a hybrid and was found in Italy. The South African native is called blue chalk succulent or blue fingers for its attractive bluish, finger-like leaves. It also produces white summer blooms!
- plant it in a fast-draining, gritty mix, as with other succulents. Sandy soils are appropriate for this plant. Clay or other non-draining soils can quickly be the end of chalk stick, as can too much water.
- Allow periods of dryness between waterings. Fertilize with low-nitrogen plant food, diluted or use a succulent plant food for container plants. Some recommend a weak compost tea fertilizer for succulent plants. Using a Sustee Moisture Meter stick helps to figure out how much moisture is in the soil so you don’t under or overwater.
- Partial sun to light shade encourages the spread of this attractive, matting groundcover.
- Toxic to pets.
Height of the plant - 30 cm. Diameter of the pot - 15 cm. Sustee size M.
The height of the plant is measured from the base of the pot to the top of the plant.
The diameter of the pot is measured at the top part of the pot.