Senecio mandraliscae talinoides
Senecio mandraliscae talinoides is well suited to lawn edges, borders and even median strips. It is drought tolerant but can take regular water. Its blue green color makes it an excellent contrast to deep burgundy aeoniums, phormiums and other dark foliaged plants. Senecio mandraliscae talinoides works well in containers alone or combined with other succulents. Senecio mandraliscae talinoides is at home in xeriscape and can tolerate salt spray. Senecio mandraliscae talinoides works well in combination with”Blue Chalk Sticks” — the bluer thicker-leaved species plant which tends to be more sprawling. Senecio mandraliscae var. talinoides can also be used under open trees as a dry ground cover.
Senecio mandraliscae talinoides is very similar to”Blue Chalk Sticks” mandraliscae except it grows into an upright form.
Senecio mandraliscae makes a light green, 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.
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
Origin: This plant native to the Eastern Cape of South Africa
Size Label: 1 Gallon
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.
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