Senecio serpens – Succulent Plant

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Quick Overview

Senecio serpens or blue chalk sticks is a species of the genus Senecio and dwarf shrub from the family Asteraceae

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Senecio Serpens Plant

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3 inch Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)

Description for Senecio Serpens

Plant height: 0.5 – 0.8 inches

Plant spread: 2 – 4 inches

It is indigenous to southern Africa. It needs little water, and is thus one of the many plants suggested for cultivation.

Senecio serpens is a small, evergreen, succulent perennial, branching from the base and rooting along the stems, up to 8 inches (20 cm) tall and up to 40 inches (1 m) wide. The prostrate stems hold short, sub-cylindrical, powdery blue-grey to blue-green finger-like fleshy leaves. The small flowers are white in color.

Common name(s): Blue Chalksticks

Flower colours: White

Bloom time: Early July

Max reachable height: Up to 1 foot

Difficulty to grow: Easy to grow

Planting and care

•Senecio serpens is a small succulent that hugs the ground, branching from the base and rooting along the stems.
•This ground cover is one of the most valuable landscaping succulents. Forming a dense rippling mat of compact silver-blue leaves.
•Senecio serpens grow up to 30 cm tall, 60 cm in diameter.
•Blooms in Spring with fragrant spongy creamy yellow flowers.
•Great container or garden plant for full sun to partial shade.
•Senecio serpens is drought tolerant in the ground once established.

Sunlight: Full Sun to Partial Shade

Soil: Well-drained soil

Water: Medium

Temperature: 70 degrees F

Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer

Caring for Senecio Serpens
•Established plants are extremely drought tolerant. They do need some water, during the summer, but do not leave the soil wet for prolonged periods.
• Allow the soil to dry out between waterings in the winter, when they are somewhat dormant.
•Since they are growing in sandy soil, nutrients will need to be replenished.
• Fertilize annually, but lightly. Too much fertilizer will cause a lot of leggy growth.
• Taller varieties can get floppy.
• You can prune them back to where the stem is firm, in very early spring.
•You can even root the cuttings. Plants can be divided or repotted in early spring.
• If you are growing them in containers, they enjoy spending the summer outdoors.

Typical uses of Senecio Serpens

Special features: Senecio serpens is a small succulent that hugs the ground, branching from the base and rooting along the stems. This ground cover is one of the most valuable landscaping succulents. Forming a dense rippling mat of compact silver-blue leaves.

Culinary use: NA

Ornamental use: The plant is used for an ornamental purpose. The plant is used as a ground cover in arid areas. But mostly it is grown as a potted plant subject. It’s chalk-blue foliage is attractive.

Medicinal use: NA

References
•https://www.google.co.in/search?q=Senecio+Serpens&rlz=1C1GTPM_enIN594IN594&oq=Senecio+Serpens&aqs=chrome..69i57&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8#q=Senecio+Serpens+medical+uses

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