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.
Serpents Blue Chalk Fingers Senecio vitalis
- 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).
Densely packed, narrow, blue-green leaves grow in an organized fashionAdaptable As HouseplantFoliage InterestHeat TolerantDrought Tolerant
CharacteristicsPlant Type:AnnualHeight Category:MediumGarden Height:12 - 18 InchesSpacing:8 - 10 InchesSpread:8 - 18 InchesFoliage Colors:BlueFoliage Shade:BlueHabit:MoundedContainer Role:Filler
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:Part Sun to SunMaintenance Category:EasyBloom Time:Grown for FoliageHardiness Zones:10a, 10b, 11a, 11bWater Category:AverageUses:ContainerUses:LandscapeUses Notes:
Use in mixed cactus containers, beds, or as a houseplantMaintenance 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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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