Senecio talinoides var. mandraliscaeItem #6868 USDA Hardiness Zone: 10 - 11
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.
- OverviewLight Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.Average Landscape Size:Moderate growing; reaches 2 ft. tall, spreading 2 to 3 ft. wide.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:sen-NEESH-shee-ohDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenSunset climate zones:10Growth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Moderate growing; reaches 2 ft. tall, spreading 2 to 3 ft. wide.Foliage color:Silver-blueBlooms:SummerFlower color:WhiteFlower attributesRepeat FloweringDesign IdeasA great groundcover in low water landscapes. Blue gray foilage provides striking color contrast in the garden, and is especially attractive planted in landscapes with deep green or red tinged foilage.Companion PlantsIce Plant (Delosperma); Aloe (Aloe); Blue Fescue (Festuca); Kalanchoe (Kalanchoe); Sedum (Sedum)
- CareCare InformationHighly 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.Light Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.