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Senecio Serpens Description

Senecio Serpens, is a species of the genus Curio in the Asteraceae family. A succulent endemic to the Western Cape province of South Africa, it is typically found growing from crevices in rocky sandstone slopes. Commonly named Blue Chalksticks, it is used as an ornamental plant.

Senecio Serpens Specs and Regions

Native to: South Africa

Hardiness: tender soft succulent - will not tolerate frost


Recommended light conditions: full sun

Bloomtime: Winter to Spring

Bloom Color: yellow, orange

Senecio Serpens Water and Light Recommendations

Watering Needs Indoors: Instead of giving your succulents gradual sips of water throughout the week, give them a good soaking, to the point where water runs out the drainage holes at the bottom of the pot. Be sure to empty the water that runs into the saucer, succulents do not like to sit in water. Then let the soil dry out completely before watering again.

Watering Needs Outdoors: In the Summer water your succulents every two weeks, by soaking them and letting them dry before watering again. In the Winter water your succulents once a month.

Technical Information About This Plant

  • Requires bright light for most of the day. Or constant dappled shade.
  • Best to water every 2 weeks.

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