Watering: Narrow-Leaf Chalksticks are drought tolerant & therefore have low water needs. Mine in the garden gets drip irrigated every 8-14 days depending on the temps. In the large pot, it gets thoroughly watered every 1-2 months. Soil: Good drainage is necessary.
Hereof, how do you care for blue chalk stick succulents?
Blue chalk sticks will thrive best in full, direct sunlight for 6 to 8 hours each day. You can also grow them outdoors in partial shade. Limit watering and allow periods of dryness between waterings. They don’t need much fertiliser.
Also know, how do you propagate narrow leaf chalk?
It’s easy to propagate Narrow Chalksticks from cuttings.
- Using a sharp knife or scissors, take a cutting near the plant’s base.
- Set the cutting in a warm, sheltered area with good air circulation for a couple of days to allow the cut end to callous over.
Do blue chalk sticks spread?
A visually appealing plant, Blue Chalk Sticks maintains the true blue colour and looks great all year round. A fast grower, this delightful plants will quickly spread to form a carpet-like effect and fill in a large area, and only needs seasonal maintenance to nip off the flower stalks as they die off.
Cut back branches to a joint with a stem that is concealed within the mound of foliage as the plant matures to avoid sparse, lanky branches. Remove the plant material at a joint with a stem, so you don’t leave stubs that can die back and invite disease.
A native of South Africa, blue chalk succulents (Senecio serpens) are often a favorite of succulent growers. … The South African native is called blue chalk succulent or blue fingers for its attractive bluish, finger-like leaves. It also produces white summer blooms.
Blue Chalksticks: A Field Guide
If you live in a cooler region, plant blue chalksticks in a container and bring it indoors during cold months. Consider it a temporary houseplant and get it back outdoors—and into full, direct sunlight—when temperatures warm up.
Blue Chalk Sticks Propagation
- Cut a leaf or stem to a length of 6 inches. …
- Plant it in soil for cacti and succulents and place the pot in a place where it receives filtered light, but not direct sun.
- Keep the soil moist, but not soggy.
- In 6 to 8 weeks you will see the roots.