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Serpents Blue Chalk Fingers

Senecio vitalis 'Serpents'

Densely packed, blue-green, narrow, succulent leaves grow in a symmetrical fashion from sprawling fleshy stems. Striking texture and color, perfect for massing in a sunny, low-water garden or succulent planting. Carefree, drought tolerant, and highly adaptable. A frost-tender evergreen.
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Allow soil to dry between waterings.

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Botanical Pronunciationsen-NEESH-shee-oh
Average Size at MaturityQuickly reaches 18 in. tall, spreading 24 to 36 in. wide.
Bloom TimeInsignificant; prized for foliage.
Design IdeasPlant in groupings with other succulents to create a tapestry of many hues. Perfect ground cover under palms, or tucked into pots with plants of contrasting color and texture.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Foliage ColorBlue-green
Garden StyleMediterranean, Rustic
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Container
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Special FeatureEasy Care, Waterwise, Fast Growing
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsAllow soil to dry between waterings.
Companion PlantsSedum (Sedum); Aeonium (Aeonium); Kalanchoe (Kalanchoe); Creeping Phlox (Phlox); Hens & Chicks (Sempervivum)

Highly adaptable, provided loose, 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 season. Avoid excess winter moisture. Requires minimal care.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 10-11

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