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Blue Chalk Stick

Blue Chalk Stick

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Description: Blue Chalk Stick, also known as Senecio mandraliscae, is a unique succulent prized for its striking blue-gray foliage and trailing growth habit. This drought-tolerant plant is native to South Africa and thrives in arid conditions. Blue Chalk Stick adds a touch of color and texture to succulent gardens, rockeries, or containers, and it's an excellent choice for xeriscaping projects.

🌿 Botanical Name: Senecio mandraliscae

🐾 Pet Warning: Blue Chalk Stick is toxic to pets if ingested. Keep it out of reach of pets.

💧 Care Level: Easy. Blue Chalk Stick is a low-maintenance succulent that requires minimal care to thrive.

📏 Approximate Size: Blue Chalk Stick can grow up to 12-18 inches (30-45 cm) in height and can spread several feet.

☀️ Light: Blue Chalk Stick prefers full sun to partial shade. Provide it with at least 6 hours of sunlight per day for optimal growth. It can tolerate some shade but may become leggy with less intense light.

💧 Water: Allow the soil to dry out between waterings. Water sparingly, only when the soil is completely dry. Overwatering can lead to root rot. During the growing season (spring and summer), water more frequently, but still allow the soil to dry out between waterings.

🌱 Soil: Plant Blue Chalk Stick in well-draining soil mix, such as cactus or succulent potting mix. Adding perlite or sand to the soil mix can further improve drainage.

🌡️ Temperature: Blue Chalk Stick prefers temperatures between 65°F to 80°F (18°C to 27°C). Protect it from frost and freezing temperatures.

❄️ Hardiness: Blue Chalk Stick is hardy in USDA hardiness zones 9 to 11. It's not frost-tolerant and should be protected from freezing temperatures.

🌱 Fertilizing: Fertilize Blue Chalk Stick sparingly during the growing season with a balanced liquid fertilizer diluted to half the recommended strength. Apply fertilizer every 2-4 weeks.

🔄 Re-potting: Repot Blue Chalk Stick when it outgrows its container or when the soil becomes compacted. Repotting is typically needed every 2-3 years.

🌱 Propagation: Blue Chalk Stick can be propagated easily from stem cuttings. Allow the cuttings to callus for a few days before planting them in well-draining soil. Keep the soil lightly moist until roots develop.

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