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Dwarf Chalk Stick in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Senecio Serpens

 

Dwarf Chalk Stick

Senecio serpens is a small, evergreen, succulent, branching from the base and rooting along the stems, up to 20 cm tall and 1 m wide. The prostrate stems hold powdery blue-grey to blue-green finger-like fleshy leaves. The small flowers are white in color.

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plant Features
  • Dwarf Chalk Stick likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Dwarf Chalk Stick likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Dwarf Chalk Stick is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Dwarf Chalk Stick likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Dwarf Chalk Stick

Latin name

Senecio Serpens

type

Succulent

family

Asteraceae

ph

6.0 - 7.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Dwarf Chalk Stick likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Dwarf Chalk Stick is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Soil

    Dwarf Chalk Stick likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

  • Water

    Dwarf Chalk Stick likes very little water

    Very little water

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Dwarf Chalk Stick is 0.40meters x 0.20meters 0.40 M 0.20 M

Senecio Serpens

Senecio serpens is a small, evergreen, succulent, branching from the base and rooting along the stems, up to 20 cm tall and 1 m wide. The prostrate stems hold powdery blue-grey to blue-green finger-like fleshy leaves. The small flowers are white in color.


Planting

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

In many areas, Senecio is grown indoors as a pot plant, but it can also grow outdoors in areas where winters are not severe; ideally, the temperature should not drop below 7°C (45°F).Plant in full sun and give little to no irrigation but with occasional summer irrigation will hold the leaves on the stems which otherwise fall off. Makes an interesting and wild plant in the garden or in a large pot. Preferably, the soil for container-grown plants should be a mixture of two parts sand, one part loam, one part pea gravel, and one part peat moss. Plants should perform well in soils of pH 6.0 to 7.5.

 
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