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Blue Chalksticks profile

Written by Maggie

Feb 03 2021

Blue Chalksticks profile

Blue Chalksticks, scientific name Senecio serpens, belong to Compositae. Blue Chalksticks is originally located in the southern coastal area of South Africa. When exposed to strong light, it turns a gorgeous purple. Blue Chalksticks is more heat resistant than other fleshy varieties. 

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Blue Chalksticks habits

Blue Chalksticks (Senecio serpens) are heat resistant and like moisture, but need to use a breathable plant material. Blue Chalksticks are more resistant to heat than other Succulent varieties, so they are also easier to farm.

Blue Chalksticks (Senecio serpens) have very strong roots and grow very fast. They can grow from small clusters to large clumps. They should be planted in deep pots with soft peat soil.It can also continue to grow in summer.

Morphological characteristics of Blue Chalksticks

Blue Chalksticks (Senecio serpens) have fleshy shrubs. Blue Chalksticks height is 15-20 cm. The stem grows prostrate.

Leaves of Blue Chalksticks (Senecio serpens) are semicircular, 4-8 cm long, apex acuminate, bluish-green, fleshy. Inflorescences are white. Flowering period is in summer.

Blue Chalksticks origin

Blue Chalksticks (Senecio serpens) are originated in South Africa。

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Blue Chalksticks growing methods

Blue Chalksticks (Senecio serpens) like the dry soil environment with low tide. It can withstand drought. In summer and autumn, it should control watering to prevent the plant from rotting. Blue Chalksticks does not require much fertilizer and does not need to apply base fertilizer. It can be applied to liquid fertilizer every 3-4 weeks during the vigorous growth phase.

Blue Chalksticks (Senecio serpens) like strong light and are tolerant to thin shade environments. Note that Blue Chalksticks must be shaded properly every year in summer, and should not be exposed to direct sunlight. However, they must be exposed to sufficient light in winter. Keep the environment well ventilated during the summer heat.It likes a cool environment, in the temperature range of 18-24℃ growth better, overwintering temperature should not be less than 5℃. When the Blue Chalksticks is dormant, if watered too much, Blue Chalksticks can be damaged by stem rot, but it is rarely attacked by pests.

Blue Chalksticks propagation methods

Blue Chalksticks (Senecio serpens) propagation is usually done with sticks or leaves, which can grow into a large pot with little management. Cuttage, cut the plant directly, air for a week, with slightly wet soil, appropriate shading, half a month can root.

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