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Serpents Blue Chalk Fingers*

Senecio vitalis 'Serpents'

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Serpents Blue Chalk Fingers (Senecio vitalis 'Serpents') at Sargent's Nursery

Serpents Blue Chalk Fingers

Serpents Blue Chalk Fingers

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* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Plant Height:  18 inches

Flower Height:  24 inches

Spread:  18 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  9b

Other Names:  Blue Chalk Sticks, syn Senecio cylindricus

Brand:  Proven Winners

Description:

An interesting and beautiful succulent variety producing long, narrow blue-gray, finger like foliage that reaches upward; a perfect tabletop accent, or addition to a mixed dish garden

Features & Attributes

Serpents Blue Chalk Fingers's attractive succulent narrow leaves emerge chartreuse, turning powder blue in color throughout the year. It features dainty corymbs of creamy white flowers held atop the stems from mid spring to mid summer.

This is an herbaceous evergreen houseplant with an upright spreading habit of growth. This plant usually looks its best without pruning, although it will tolerate pruning.

Planting & Growing

When grown indoors, Serpents Blue Chalk Fingers can be expected to grow to be about 18 inches tall at maturity extending to 24 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 18 inches. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years. This houseplant will do well in a location that gets either direct or indirect sunlight, although it will usually require a more brightly-lit environment than what artificial indoor lighting alone can provide. It prefers dry to average moisture levels with very well-drained soil, and may die if left in standing water for any length of time. This plant should be watered when the surface of the soil gets dry, and will need watering approximately once each week. Be aware that your particular watering schedule may vary depending on its location in the room, the pot size, plant size and other conditions; if in doubt, ask one of our experts in the store for advice. It is not particular as to soil type or pH; an average potting soil should work just fine.

There are many factors that will affect the ultimate height, spread and overall performance of a plant when grown indoors; among them, the size of the pot it's growing in, the amount of light it receives, watering frequency, the pruning regimen and repotting schedule. Use the information described here as a guideline only; individual performance can and will vary. Please contact the store to speak with one of our experts if you are interested in further details concerning recommendations on pot size, watering, pruning, repotting, etc.

-- THIS IS A HOUSEPLANT AND IS NOT MEANT TO SURVIVE THE WINTER OUTDOORS IN OUR CLIMATE --

 

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

 
 
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