Plant Care Blue Chalksticks

Blue Chalksticks

4.2 out of 5 (10 experiences)

Blue Chalksticks has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Blue Chalksticks has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

Also known as

Curio repens, Senecio mandraliscae, Mini Blue Chalksticks, Succulent and Blue Chalk Sticks

Taxonomy

Senecio serpens
Senecio
Asteraceae
Asterales

What other plant parents say

Blue Chalksticks has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 4
Blue Chalksticks has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 4
Blue Chalksticks has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 3
Blue Chalksticks has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 2
Blue Chalksticks has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 2
Blue Chalksticks has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 1
Miaa avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Blue Chalksticks named Robert Plant by Miaa on Greg, the plant care app
05/31/2021

This is a cutting from a larger plant I used to own, sadly it died from a mealybug infestation but this cutting thrived! It grew roots very quickly and seems to be bigger every time I look at it. It …

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Keyshaj avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Blue Chalksticks named Rosa by Keyshaj on Greg, the plant care app
05/15/2021

I had three cuttings I let sit about a month before watering. They stayed pretty healthy but has no roots or growth. Finally decided to do a light watering and they all started rotting. They look nic…

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Happy_potato avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Blue Chalksticks named Fred by Happy_potato on Greg, the plant care app
04/05/2021

Super easy to maintain and doesn’t need much. Definitely recommend!

Happy_potato avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Blue Chalksticks named Fred by Happy_potato on Greg, the plant care app
04/05/2021

Super easy to maintain and doesn’t need much. Definitely recommend!

How to care for Blue Chalksticks

Water

How often to water your Blue Chalksticks

Water needs for Blue Chalksticks
0.5 cups
every 12

Blue Chalksticks needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Blue Chalksticks

Water 0.5 cups every
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

Check the growing potential in your area

A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Blue Chalksticks in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Blue Chalksticks: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Blue Chalksticks may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Select your city to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Blue Chalksticks in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Blue Chalksticks

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Blue Chalksticks: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Blue Chalksticks after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Care Summary for Blue Chalksticks

Blue Chalksticks

Blue Chalksticks


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 12 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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