Senecio mandraliscae (Kleinia mandraliscae)

Blue Finger, Blue Chalk Sticks

Boething Treeland Farms grows over 1,200 varieties of trees, shrubs, perennials and specialty plants on ten California nurseries to serve the wholesale landscape and nursery industries throughout the Western United States and beyond.

Plant Type: Ground Covers / Perennials / Succulents

Evergreen-Deciduous: Evergreen

Overall Mature Size: Small

Mature Height & Spread: 12-18" x 24"

Natural Growth Habit: Spreading

Native To: Africa

Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade

Water: Medium Water, Low Water

Flower Color: White

Special Features: Desert Conditions / Drought Resistant / Seacoast Conditions

Container Sizes: #1

Sunset Garden Zones: 12, 13, 16, 17, 21-24

A Bit More

A great design plant for modern and summer-dry landscapes, Senecio mandraliscae is a low-growing succulent with fleshy blue-green to silver leaves. The leaves of this groundcover grow 3-4” long and stand upright, giving the plant the appearance of a mass of fingers or chalk sticks reaching up to the sky. This hardy South African grows 1 – 1 ½’ tall by 3’ wide and is cold hardy to 15° F. Plant in full sun or partial shade, in sandy or well-drained soil. Drought tolerant and deer resistant, Seneco mandraliscae needs very little to no water in the summer months. Use Senecio mandraliscae as large-scale groundcover, underplanting to cacti and taller succulents, or to add dramatic color in the landscape.

A Bit More

A great design plant for modern and summer-dry landscapes, Senecio mandraliscae is a low-growing succulent with fleshy blue-green to silver leaves. The leaves of this groundcover grow 3-4” long and stand upright, giving the plant the appearance of a mass of fingers or chalk sticks reaching up to the sky. This hardy South African grows 1 – 1 ½’ tall by 3’ wide and is cold hardy to 15° F. Plant in full sun or partial shade, in sandy or well-drained soil. Drought tolerant and deer resistant, Seneco mandraliscae needs very little to no water in the summer months. Use Senecio mandraliscae as large-scale groundcover, underplanting to cacti and taller succulents, or to add dramatic color in the landscape.