This plant grows well in the following regions:
- NCNorth and Central Coast
- SCSouth Coast
Senecio serpens is a small ground-hugging succulent with 1-2 inch long blue green finger-like fleshy leaves and small white flowers that bloom in summer. It will root along the stems. Plant in full sun in well-drained soil. Great for a small scale groundcover. Similar to S. mandraliscae but far less vigorous, a bit tidier and lower. Native to the Cape of Good Hope in South Africa and first introduced into cultivation in 1710.
Senecio mandraliscae is also from South Africa, and grows 12-18 inches tall with 3-4 inch long fleshy leaves. It forms a dense mat with leaves angled upward from the ground. Plant in full sun and well-draining soil. Makes a great groundcover.
Both of these species are also fire resistant.
- Full sun
- Partial sun
- Low water
- San Marcos Growers – Senecio serpens
- Monrovia – Senecio serpens
- Annie’s Annuals – Senecio serpens
- Inland Valley Garden Planner – Senecio serpens
- San Marcos Growers – Senecio mandraliscae
- Monrovia – Senecio talinoides var. mandraliscae
- Houzz – Great Design Plant: Blue Chalk Sticks
- Inland Valley Garden Planner – Senecio talinoides ssp. mandraliscae