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Blue Chalksticks

Senecio serpens

SKU
07023
A small, low growing succulent, branching from the base and rooting along the stems to provide an easy care, attractive groundcover 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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Allow soil to dry between waterings.

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Botanical Pronunciationsen-NEESH-shee-oh SUR-penz
Average Size at MaturityForms a carpet of foliage up to 1 ft. tall, spreading 2 to 3 ft. wide.
Bloom TimePrized for foliage.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorBlue-green
Garden StyleContemporary, Mediterranean, Rustic
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Ground Cover
Light NeedsFull sun
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Waterwise, Compact Form
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsAllow soil to dry between waterings.
Companion PlantsEcheveria (Echeveria); Sedum (Sedum); Creeping Phlox (Phlox subulata); Aloe (Aloe); Kalanchoe (Kalanchoe)

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.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 10-11

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