Senecio serpens - Mini Blue Chalksticks


Product Details


Mini Blue Chalksticks (Senecio or Curio serpens) (Rowley): A tidier, more compact version of the larger Blue Chalksticks. Its finger-like leaves are a deeper blue and grow to 1.0"-2.0" long. They have a powdery coating of protective farina that thickens in bright sun, so the plant can take on a more silvery hue in summer

Mini Chalkstalks makes a wonderfully low-maintenance, drought-tolerant ground cover in frost-free climates, but it can also overwinter indoors near a sunny window or under a grow light. With time and plenty of sun, it can even cascade from containers. It produces a classic Asteraceae flower: a white pompom made up of tiny, fragrant blossoms.

In addition to sunlight and protection from frost, C. serpens needs great drainage to thrive. Use a gritty cactus / succulent soil and try to select containers with drainage holes. Water deeply, but only when the soil is completely dry.

Full Senecio Guide

Color - Primary

Blue / Blue-green

Color - Secondary

Grey / Silver

Bloom Color

White Bloom

Cold Hardiness

Zone 10 (30F)

Recommended Light Conditions

Full Sun

Recommended Light Conditions

Bright Indoor Light

Maximum Height


Growth Habit / Shape

Low Growing / Creeping

Growth Habit / Shape

Vertical Grower / Tall Stem


Blooms in Summer

Product Format

2.0" Pot

Special Characteristic

Showy Blooms

Special Characteristic

Easy to Propagate

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