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Serpents Blue Chalk Fingers Senecio vitalis

Exposure
  • Part Sun to Sun

The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

Flower Season
  • Spring
  • Summer
Mature Size
18" 18"
Height
12" - 18"
Spread
8" - 18"
  • Details

    Features

    Densely packed, narrow, blue-green leaves grow in an organized fashion

    Adaptable As Houseplant
    Foliage Interest
    Heat Tolerant
    Drought Tolerant

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Annual
    Height Category: 
    Medium
    Garden Height: 
    12 - 18 Inches
    Spacing: 
    8 - 10 Inches
    Spread: 
    8 - 18 Inches
    Foliage Colors: 
    Blue
    Foliage Shade: 
    Blue
    Habit: 
    Mounded
    Container Role: 
    Filler

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Part Sun to Sun
    Maintenance Category: 
    Easy
    Bloom Time: 
    Grown for Foliage
    Hardiness Zones: 
    10a, 10b, 11a, 11b
    Water Category: 
    Average
    Uses: 
    Container
    Uses: 
    Landscape
    Uses Notes: 

    Use in mixed cactus containers, beds, or as a houseplant

    Maintenance Notes: 

    Succulents are long term plants where temperatures remain warm. Garden height is the final height the plant will reach after several years, not the height the plant will reach in one season. Succulents are generally slow growing plants and will take time to mature.

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    Browse reviews from people who have grown this plant.
    • Wonderful sub-shrub 3' wide and 2' tall after 3 years. Survives extreme drought but looks better with some water. Pinch out flowers--they are ugly.

      Hoover
      , California
      , United States
      , 11 years ago
    • I've only grown it this year as a potted plant in a glassed-in sun porch facing south-west. I've been looking for something to cope with the summer heat and am very pleased with it so far (August 1)

      Harold Crawford
      , Ontario
      , Canada
      , 11 years ago
    • Grew this summer of 2009 in a container in my garden - Great blue color and almost doubled in size. Tried to overwinter it, but I must have overwatered and killed it. I willu se this one again in a mixed succulent container.

      Deborah
      , Saskatchewan
      , Canada
      , 11 years ago
    • Grows like a weed. I'm affraid to water it. It seems like it grows a foot each time.

      Wayne
      , Minnesota
      , United States
      , 11 years ago
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