Blue Finger

Senecio talinoides var. mandraliscae

A striking blue-gray succulent from South Africa. Pencil-like, slightly curved leaves point upward and form a dense mat. Creates a very attractive groundcover or textural element in mixed succulent containers. Small white flowers appear in summer. Easy care and drought tolerant but will tolerate regular irrigation. A frost-tender evergreen.
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Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.


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Botanical Pronunciationsen-NEESH-shee-oh
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 2 ft. tall, spreading 2 to 3 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeSummer
Design IdeasA great groundcover in low water landscapes. Blue gray foliage provides striking color contrast in the garden, and is especially attractive planted in landscapes with deep green or red tinged foliage.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeRepeat Flowering
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorSilver-blue
Garden StyleContemporary, Mediterranean
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Coastal Exposure, Ground Cover
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureDense Habit, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Year-round Interest
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
Companion PlantsIce Plant (Delosperma); Aloe (Aloe); Blue Fescue (Festuca); Kalanchoe (Kalanchoe); Sedum (Sedum)

Highly adaptable, provided well-draining soil with low moisture. Water regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system, taking care not to overwater. Once established, water occasionally during warm months. Avoid excess winter moisture. Requires minimal care. Prune lightly in early spring to rejuvenate.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 10-11

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