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Senecio serpens

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Wantirna
A10, C7, Indoor
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Wantirna
A10, C7, Indoor
Size: 7cm
Available: 20
$/Unit (EX GST): $2.62 ex GST
$/Unit (INC GST): $2.89 inc GST
Botanical Name: Common Names:
Senecio serpens Syn Kleinia repens, Senecio repens, Blue Chalk Sticks, Blue Chalksticks, Succulent,
Native: Foliage Type:
No Evergreen
Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Groundcovers, Succulents & Cacti Mat Forming, Prostrate

Description:
Senecio serpens, commonly known as Blue Chalksticks, is a low-growing, trailing succulent plant. It is highly valued for its unique chalky blue-green foliage and its ability to form dense mats of ground cover. The plant features cylindrical, finger-like leaves that are fleshy and covered in a powdery coating, giving them their distinctive blue color. Blue Chalksticks produces small, yellow flowers on tall stalks during the summer months, although the foliage is the main attraction of this plant. It is a drought-tolerant species that thrives in full sun and well-drained soil. Due to its trailing nature, Senecio serpens is often used in rock gardens, containers, and as a ground cover in arid and coastal landscapes. Gros to approx. 15-30cm H x 30-60cm W.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
15-30cm 30-60cm

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun, Semi Shade Any

Landscape Use(s)
Balcony / Roof, Borders / Shrubbery, Coastal Garden, Courtyard, Foliage Feature / Colour, Formal Garden, Groundcover, Low Water Garden, Mass Planting, Park And Gardens, Playgrounds, Rockery, Shady Garden, Tropical Garden, Verge, Container / Pot, Under Trees

Pests & Diseases: Aphids, Thrips

Cultural Notes:

Plant Care
Keep moist during dry periods, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Asteraceae Africa

Characteristics
Foliage Colour: Blue
Flower Colour: White
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: TBA
Fruit: Insignificant

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Moderate
Maintenance Level: Low
Water Usage: Low
Drought: High
Frost: Moderate
Wind: Medium / Moderate
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