The senecio serpens succulent, also known as the “blue chalk sticks” is a very beautiful unique succulent plant that every succulent lover needs to grow!
This succulent can grow up to 8 inches tall and 3 feet wide. They grow to that size when grown outdoors, but you can still grow them fairly large indoors just they'll just need to be repotted in a bigger pot.
The leaves are long and pointed and have such a beautiful blue/grey/green color to them. This succulent also will bloom beautiful white flowers in the summer to early fall.
The senecio serpens succulent is also very very easy to grow and care for! By the end of this article you will know the exact growing and caring requirements! We will provide the best information we can to grow this amazing beautiful succulent known as the senecio serpens succulent.
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SENECIO SERPENS 'BLUE CHALK STICKS' CARE
SOIL FOR SENECIO SERPENS 'BLUE CHALK STICKS'
This soil is the most perfect soil for the Senecio Serpens 'Blue Chalksticks' This succulent soil has 2 of the fastest draining ingredients out there sand and perlite. Sand and perlite will protect your Senecio Serpens 'Blue Chalksticks' from root rot. Root rot is known as the #1 most common reason why a succulent will die and it happens a lot.
This soil will help your Senecio Serpens 'Blue Chalksticks' grow healthy, happy, and of course protect it from root rot which is much needed. This soil is also loaded with 60+ minerals and nutrients from seaweed fertilizer. Your Senecio Serpens 'Blue Chalksticks' will grow bigger, faster, and stronger in this soil because it will be absorbing many nutrients from the seaweed in the soil.
This is amazing soil for your Senecio Serpens 'Blue Chalksticks' and you should definitely consider it when growing this succulent. Your Senecio Serpens 'Blue Chalksticks' will just simply love it and will grow super healthy, faster, bigger, and happier when grown in this soil.
You should water the Senecio Serpens 'Blue Chalk sticks' 1-3 days a week or when the soil looks or feels very dry. You must make sure to avoid overwatering so root rot does not occur and kill your succulent plant. It's important to use the 'soak and dry' method and only water when the soil looks or feels very dry. Be on the lookout for underwatering and overwatering.
POT FOR SENECIO SERPENS 'BLUE CHALK STICKS'
It's important to use a succulent pot with a drainage hole. This will allow the excess water to drain out of the bottom of the drainage hole, keeping the soil dry and preventing overwatering and root rot. It's very important that your succulent pot has a drainage hole, most experience succulent growers know that having a succulent pot with a drainage hole is a must when growing any succulent. If your succulent pot doesn't have a drainage hole no problem! Check out our article on how to grow succulents in pots without drainage holes.
WHERE TO PLANT SENECIO SERPENS 'BLUE CHALK STICKS'
The Senecio Serpens 'Blue Chalk sticks' isn't cold hardy, so make sure you avoid growing this succulent outdoors during the cold winter season. Avoid growing in temperatures under 30° F (-1.1° C) it will die in cold and freezing temperatures. Make sure to move and grow this succulent indoors during the cold winter season. You can then move it back outdoors once the weather gets warmer. Make sure to grow it outdoors in a succulent pot or container so you can easily move it when you need to.
Plant in an area that gets at least 6 hours of sunlight every single day. Make sure this succulent gets enough sun so it can grow healthy, produce its colors, and avoid etiolation. If growing indoors make sure to place it where it gets enough sunlight. If your house doesn't get enough sunlight, try investing into some grow lights.
HOW TO PROPAGATE SENECIO SERPENS 'BLUE CHALK STICKS'
For leaf propagation, gently just twist and pull the leaf very gently off the stem. It’s very important that you get the full leaf and not let part of the leaf stay on the stem. To make sure you get a very precise cut you can get some trimmers and cut the leaf off. After you cut your leaves off the stem you must make sure you let them sit out for 2-4 days so they can form a callus. After the leaves have formed a callus, go ahead and plant them in well-drained succulent soil.
Same thing as cuttings, make sure that you cut off the offsets at a sharp angle. Then wait 2-4 days for a callus to form, then go ahead and plant the offset in well-drained succulent soil, and water right away.
Now you know all the exact growing and caring requirements for the senecio serpens succulent!
This succulent is very beautiful, unique, and popular! Every succulent lover should grow this succulent because it makes the most perfect indoor/outdoor garden decoration!
Beautiful blue leaves that look like chalk sticks! You will absolutely love this succulent plant because it is so amazing!
The senecio serpens succulent is also very easy to grow and care for! You now know all the growing and caring requirements to grow the senecio serpens succulent healthy and happy!
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