Blue Chalk Sticks Plant is an evergreen spreading succulent from South Africa. This plant has bluish green, finger-like fleshy leaves and small white flowers in summer. These succulents add splashes of colours to your indoor and outdoor gardens. These are established plants and extremely drought tolerant. Other than that, these plants are also fire resistant. In short, this slow-growing plant is highly versatile and ideal as border plants or as ground-covering plants.
This succulent will thrive and do its best in full, direct sunlight for 6 to 8 hours each day, but you can also grow it outdoors in partial shade. Indoors, place your Blue Chalk Sticks in a south-facing window or the brightest window you have.
Blue Chalk Sticks Plants are excellent for rock gardens, succulent gardens, or Mediterranean gardens. They can survive drought for longer periods. Easy to care for makes these plants more popular.
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Scientific Name: Senecio Mandraliscae, Curio Talinoides
Synonym: Kleinia repens
Common Name: Blue Chalk Fingers, Blue Chalk Sticks, Blue Senecio, Blue Fingers, Blue Ice Plant
Native Distribution: South Africa
ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFITS: Attracts butterflies, bees and hummingbirds; fire resistant
Blue Chalk Sticks Plant Care
- Maintenance: Required low maintenance
- Sunlight: Full sun to partial sun.
- Soil: Well-drained sandy soil.
- Water: Minimum of water. Please avoid overwatering.
- Temperature: In rest period Min 7 C maximum 13 C Above 40 Degree Fahrenheit. In the active growth period; 16 C and Max 24 C.
- Fertilizer: Does not need much fertilizer. Give indoor or container plants a liquid fertilizer diluted to half-strength 3 or 4 times during the growing season. Plants grown in the ground don’t need any feeding.
- Propagation: Seed or Cuttings
- Pruning: In very early spring, prune back stems to their lower reaches, where the stem tissue is firm and covered in a papery tan film.
- Toxicity: Can be toxic to pets & humans.
Mode of Nutrition: Autotrophic
Plant Shape: Shrubby
Plant Size: Up to 60 cm tall and up to 90 cm spread.
Flower Colours: White
Flowering Habit: Polycarpic