Senecio Serpens - Plant

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Senecio serpens
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Senecio serpens or blue chalksticks is a species of the genus Senecio and dwarf shrub from the family Asteraceae that is indigenous to southern Africa. It needs little water, and is thus one of the many plants suggested for cultivation in Australia. Wikipedia

Common name: Senecio serpens
Color: White
Bloom time: early July
Height: 1 foot
Difficulty level: easy to grow

Planting & Care
Dig a hole 2 to 3 times as deep as the bulbs are high and set the bulb in the hole pointy side up. Fill the hole with soil and tamp gently.

Sunlight: Full Sun to Partial Shade

Soil: well-drained soil

Water: Medium

Temprature: 70°F

Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer

Care:
  • Start with pruning shears for smaller growth.
  • Use loppers, which look like giant, long-handle shears, for growth that is more than half an inch thick.
  • A small pruning saw is handy, as it cuts on both the push and the pull.


Special Feature:
Senecio serpens is a small succulent that hugs the ground, branching from the base and rooting along the stems.This ground cover is one of the most valuable landscaping succulents. Forming a dense rippling mat of compact silver-blue leaves.
Use
Medicinal use:
  • The plant is used as a ground cover in arid areas.
  • But mostly it is grown as a potted plant subject.
  • Its chalk-blue foliage is attractive.
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  • The leaves of another species, Senecio abyssinicus, are used to treat the infectious tropical skin disease, yaws.

Ornamental use:
  • The plant is used for ornamental purpose.


Note:
for medicinal use

Reference:
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