Senecio mandraliscae talinoides

1 Gallon $6.50

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Senecio mandraliscae talinoides

  • Names and Synonyms:  
    Senecio cylindricus, Senecio talinoides, Senecio talinoides subs. cylindricus, Senecio vitalis, Kleinia mandraliscae, Kleinia comptonii, mandraliscae, Curio talinoides var. mandraliscae.
  • Common Names:  
    Narrow Leaf Chalk Sticks, Blue Chalk Sticks
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  • Origin:  
    This plant native to the Eastern Cape of South Africa
  • Size Label:  
    1 Gallon
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  • Cold Tolerance:  
    20 to 25°F, -6.7 to -3.9°C
  • Heat Tolerance:  
    Very high heat tolerance
  • Light Requirement:  
    Full sun to light shade
  • Water needs:  
    Drought tolerant
  • Maintenance:  
    Remove dead flowers and stalks as desired to keep plants tidy.
  • Uses:  
    This succulent is well suited to lawn edges, borders and even median strips as it is drought tolerant but can take regular water. Its light green blue color makes it an excellent contrast to deep burgundy aeoniums, phormiums and other dark foliaged plants. It works well in containers alone or combined with other succulents. It is at home in xeriscape and can tolerate salt spray. Works well in combination with the bluer thicker-leaved species plant which tends to be more sprawling. Can also be used under open trees as a dry ground cover.
  • Propagation:  
    This plant is easily propagated from cuttings and can also be grown from seed. Remove a few bottom leaves from the cutting, then allow it to callus over before planting it in well-draining soil.
  • Problems:  
    Prefers well-draining soils and requires them in wet, humid climates.
  • Special notes:  
    This succulent makes a light greenish blue colored, fast-growing plant. It is generally more upright than the species and has pencil-thin leaves which are slightly curved upward. It’s very drought-tolerant but grows more quickly with irrigation. It is easy to keep it under control by breaking off stems and replanting them elsewhere. In spring it has small off-white narrow dandelion-style flowers followed by typical asteraceae seed puffs.