Blue Chalksticks (Senecio or Curio talinoides var. mandraliscae): The blue foliage has an outstanding quality of color that is matched by few plants. Long, curved 3.0" - 4.0" leaves give this plant a marine look. The foliage also has a powdery coating of farina (epicuticular wax). It makes a good contrast against other succulents in the garden and is an excellent ground cover. It is commonly used in landscaping projects in Mediterranean climates, but also makes a colorful addition to indoor arrangements near a sunny window.
Soft succulents will not survive a hard frost, but if there is a risk of freezing temperatures they can be brought indoors to grow on a sunny window sill or under a grow light. They need bright sunlight, great drainage, and infrequent water to prevent rot. Pick containers with drainage holes and use well-draining cactus and succulent soil with 50% to 70% mineral grit such as coarse sand, pumice, or perlite. Water deeply enough for water to run out the drainage hole, then wait for the soil to fully dry before watering again.
This variety is easy to re-root from stem cuttings. Look to our Succulent Cuttings Guide for tips on succulent propagation.
Color - Primary
Blue / Blue-green
Zone 10 (30F)
Recommended Light Conditions
Growth Habit / Shape
Vertical Grower / Tall Stem
Easy to Propagate
THIS PLANT IS HARDY IN ZONES 10+
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