Care and Propagation Information
General Care for Senecio vitalis “Narrow-Leaf Chalk Sticks”
Senecio vitalis “Narrow-Leaf Chalk Sticks” is a great succulent to add to a container garden. It is deer resistant and great as ground cover. Be aware that if you are planting outdoors, it can spread quickly and be considered by some to be a nuisance.
Senecio vitalis “Narrow-Leaf Chalk Sticks” has typical watering needs for a succulent. It's best to use the “soak and dry” method, and allow the soil to dry out completely between waterings.
Where to Plant
“Narrow-Leaf Chalk Sticks” is not cold hardy, so if you live in a zone that gets colder than 30° F (-1.1° C), it's best to plant this succulent in a container that can be brought indoors. It does best in full sun. Plant in an area of your garden that gets 6 hours of sunlight a day.
How to Propagate Senecio vitalis “Narrow-Leaf Chalk Sticks”
Senecio vitalis “Narrow-Leaf Chalk Sticks” is a prolific propagator, and easily propagated from stem cuttings.
Please keep in mind Senecio vitalis can be toxic. Take precautions when handling this succulent.
To remove a stem for propagation, wear nitrile-dipped gloves and, using a sharp knife, cut a stem near the base of the plant.
Allow the end of the stem to callous over for several days before placing in well-draining soil.