Care and Propagation Information
General Care for Senecio serpens “Blue Chalksticks”
Blue Chalksticks are perfect for container gardens, or use as a ground cover. Expect small white flowers in the summer months.
They should be planted in well-draining soil, and watered only when the soil is completely dry. They are also deer and rabbit resistant.
You can fertilize “Chalksticks” once a year, but if you are growing them indoors, be sure they are getting plenty of sunlight. Too little and the plant can stretch.
If you are creating a fire-resistant landscape, Senecio serpens is a great succulent to consider.
How to Propagate Senecio serpens “Blue Chalksticks”
Blue Chalksticks can be propagated by cuttings or seeds.
To grow Chalksticks from cuttings, use a sterile, sharp knife or pair of scissors. Remove a leaf from the main plant, and allow it to callous for several days before placing on well-draining soil. Water whenever the soil has dried out completely.
When growing Senecio serpens from seed, be sure that the temperature is warmer, or you are using a grow light and seed warmer. Sow seeds in well-draining soil, watering whenever the soil is dry. Germination can take several weeks or longer, depending on your growing environment.