Senecio Mandraliscae - Plant
Description for Senecio Mandraliscae
Slender-Leaf Senecio is a slender, hairless, much-branched annual herb, usually about 15-45 cm tall. The leaves are stalkless and pinnately cut.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Senecio tenuifolius,Fish Hook Sedum, Blue Chalk Sticks, Blue finger, Bluefinger, Blue stick succulent||Green||Spring and Summer||15-45 cm||Easy to grow|
Planting and care
Determine whether or not the blue finger plant receives bright sunlight. Prune nearby plants foliage or move the blue finger to a site that receives bright sunlight if necessary. In climates with hot summers, however, the plant benefits from light afternoon shade.
Prune the plant nearly to the ground in early spring. Pruning removes old growth and makes room for healthy new growth.
|Full Sun||Requires well drained soil.||Medium||10 to 15 degrees C||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Caring for Senecio Mandraliscae
- Established plants are extremely drought tolerant.
- They do need some water, during the summer, but do not leave the soil wet for prolonged periods.
- Allow the soil to dry out between waterings in the winter, when they are somewhat dormant.
- Since they are growing in sandy soil, nutrients will need to be replenished.
- Fertilize annually, but lightly.
- Too much fertilizer will cause a lot of leggy growth.
Typical uses of Senecio Mandraliscae
Special features: Purifies the air, Super-easy to grow
Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose.
Medicinal use: Unverified information Slender-Leaf Senecio is widely used for its medicinal properties. The leaves of the plant are valuable. These leaves from the Indian medicinal plant are used as an emollient and vulnerary.