Senecio Mini Blue, also known as Compact Blue Chalksticks, is a frost-tender perennial native to South Africa. This plant has an upright mat-forming habit smaller than Mandraliscae or Serpens, reaching just 3-5" tall and 12" wide with 1-2" long fleshy deep blue silvery leaves. Mini Blue Chalksticks is drought tolerant, blooming with white flowers in summer. This plant flourishes in full or partial sun or bright light with well-draining soil, excelling as a groundcover in frost-free xeriscapes or as an attractive houseplant. Bring outdoor containers inside over the winter in cold climates. Create a stunning houseplant collection by growing Mini Blue alongside String of Pearls Variegata.
Senecio Mini Blue Selling Tips
Sell Senecio Mini Blue to customers looking for a low-maintenance succulent as a gift, for a rock garden, or to add to a houseplant collection. Mini Blue Chalksticks offers 1-2" fleshy silver-blue leaves on upright stems 3-5" tall, forming a dense mat 12" wide. This more compact variety is drought-tolerant and particularly well-suited to growing indoors in bright light. This evergreen plant blooms with white flowers in summer. It flourishes outdoors in zone 9-11, requiring little water and full to partial sun or bright indirect light. Senecio Mini Blue is a superb addition to containers, houseplant collections, or as a compact groundcover in frost-free xeriscapes or borders. Bring containers indoors in cold climates. Create a stunning show of color and texture by pairing this plant with Kangaroo Paws, Phlox, Sedum, Delosperma, Aloe, and Kalanchoe.
Coach Your Customer
1. Plant in well-draining peat, sand, and perlite mixture in full or partial sun.
2. Water thoroughly and allow the soil to dry before watering again.
3. Bring outdoor containers indoors for the winter in cold climates.
General Growing Tips For Your Rooted Cutting Liner
For best results with Senecio Mini Blue, plant one rooted plug per 4-inch container, three plugs per 1-gallon container, or 4-5 plugs per 10-inch container. Use a well-drained mix of peat, sand, and perlite with a pH of 5.7-6.2, EC (2:1) of .50-1.0, low feed (75-125 ppm N), daytime temperatures of 65-75, and nighttime temperatures of 58-70. This plant doesn't require pinching. Supply 5,000-7,500 foot candles of light. Water thoroughly and then allow the soil to dry before watering again. With no overwatering, any disease is rare among this plant. You may see aphids, mealybugs, and spider mites.
Primarily grown for its foliage, this plant blooms with white flowers in summer.
This plant doesn't require pinching.
Space containers for adequate airflow around the base of each plant and to allow sunlight to penetrate to the soil level.
This plant doesn't require PGRs.
You may see aphids, mealybugs, and spider mites.
This plant isn't prone to disease. Do not overwater. Allow the soil to dry out completely between watering.
Planting Senecio Mini Blue Liners
We recommend planting one rooted liner per 4-inch container, three per 6-inch or 8-inch container, or 4-5 liners per 10-inch container. Use a well-drained mix of peat, sand, and perlite and completely bury the ellepot in the center or equally spaced in the container.
Rooted Cuttings Cuttings vary in size between different plant families. These rooted starter plants will arrive ready to be transplanted in to your final container. If they are to be used in a landscape application, you will need to establish them in a 4 inch pot or an 1801 before planting outside.
Senecio Mini Blue Quick Reference Guide
|4 Inch crop time||6-8 Weeks|
|10 Inch crop time||12-16 Weeks|
|Light||Bright, Full Sun, Partial Shade, Partial Sun|
|Perennial Zone||Zones 9-11|