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Senecio ficoides Seeds

Finger-like leaves of this Senecio succulent are 3-5” long and curiously flattened.

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Also known as Big Blue Chalk Sticks. The finger-like leaves of this Senecio succulent are 3-5” long and curiously flattened. The silver-grey foliage makes a strong accent in gardens and containers. The branches grow until they fall over and then root along the ground. This plant is originally from South Africa.

We grow these as houseplants in Michigan, as the plants cannot freeze or they will die. We bring the plants outside in the warmer months, but they must come back in for the winter. In warm climates, they can remain planted outside. Tender Perennial.

Michigan Seeds grown on our farm, Renegade Acres, in Howell, MI!

Certified Organic by Oregon Tilth.

Additional Info

Botanical Name Senecio ficoides
Life Cycle Perennial
Min. Time to Germinate 10 Days
Max. Time to Germinate 21 Days
Depth to Sow Seeds 1/16 in.
When to Sow Indoors 4-6 weeks before last spring frost, Outdoors after all danger of spring frost is past
Growing Height 6-12 in. (15-30 cm)
Plant Spacing 12-15 in. (30-38 cm)
Hardiness USDA Zone 9b: to 30F, USDA Zone 10a: to 35F, USDA Zone 10b: to 40F, USDA Zone 11a: to 45F, USDA Zone 11b: to 50F
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Danger N/A
Bloom Color Pale Yellow
Bloom Time Late Spring/Early Summer
Foliage Blue-Green, Evergreen, Grown for Foliage, Rubbery-Textured, Silver/Gray, Succulent
Other Details Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Soil pH Requirements 6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic), 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral), 7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)
Propagation Methods From herbaceous stem cuttings, From seed; direct sow after last frost, From seed; sow indoors before last frost
Seed Collecting Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds
Seeds Per Pack 30