Succulents

Mini Blue Chalksticks

Senecio serpens
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POS ID: 159036
A small, low growing succulent, branching from the base and rooting along the stems to provide an easy care, attractive ground cover for warm sunny hillsides and yards. Powdery blue-green fleshy leaves provide year round interest, taking on purple tints in extreme heat and sun exposure.
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Container Size:
1 gallon
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Quick Facts

  • Dwarf plant
  • Unique foliage
  • Ideal ground cover

Details

A small, low growing succulent, branching from the base and rooting along the stems to provide an easy care, attractive ground cover for warm sunny hillsides and yards. Powdery blue-green fleshy leaves provide year round interest, taking on purple tints in extreme heat and sun exposure.

Weight: 3 lbs

Container Size: 1 gallon

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About This Plant

Type

Succulents

Leaf Color

Blue-Green

Flowering

Insignificant flowering

Mature Height

Up to 12 inches

Mature Width

Up to 36 inches

Features

Easy care

Grower/Brand

Monrovia

California residents please see Prop 65 WARNING

Seasonality

Leaf Lifespan

Evergreen

Leaf Time of Year

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Plant Care Tips

Planting Instructions
Dig a hole at least twice the diameter of the root ball and 1.5 times deeper. Amend heavy soils with gravel, coarse sand, or a cactus and succulent mix to improve drainage. Return a few inches of soil mixture to the planting hole. Remove the plant from the container and gently tease out the roots on the surface of the root ball. Plant with the top of the root ball at ground level. Back-fill around the root ball with the rest of the soil mixture, gently firming it in as you go, and build a short berm of soil around the plant to create a watering basin. Water the plant thoroughly to settle the soil around the roots. Water new plants lightly but frequently to avoid rotting the roots. Check for water needs every few days to once per week. Mulch with gravel to improve drainage of water from the base of the plant.
General Care Description
Highly adaptable, provided well-draining soil with low moisture. Water regularly during first growing season to establish root system. Once established requires occasional water in hot, dry summers, less during cool seasons; take care not to overwater. Pinch back upright stems periodically to encourage lower, bushier growth.

Effort of Care

Moderate

Soil Type

Well draining soil

Growth Rate

Moderate

Light Needs

This plant thrives if given full sun exposure

Water Needs

Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers

Disease and Pests

This plant is generally resistant to diseases and pests.

USDA Hardiness Zone

10

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