Plant Care Narrow-Leaf Chalk Sticks

Narrow-Leaf Chalk Sticks

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Narrow-Leaf Chalk Sticks has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Narrow-Leaf Chalk Sticks has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

About Narrow-Leaf Chalk Sticks

Narrow-Leaf Chalk Sticks is a super popular houseplant 🌿 that is isn’t challenging to grow and needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

Plant parents describe this plant as being a survivor and a fast grower with a whopping 2375 being grown with Greg around the world. Check out the reviews below for more details!🌟

Narrow-Leaf Chalk Sticks likes soil that is extremely well-draining. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.

⚠️ Narrow-Leaf Chalk Sticks is not safe to consume. If you, a family member, or a pet has ingested any amount of plant material contact Poison Control, US (800) 222-1222, or your veterinarian. If you have children, cats, or dogs in the home, we suggest keeping this plant out of reach.

Taxonomy

Curio talinoides
Curio
Asteraceae
Asterales

How to care for Narrow-Leaf Chalk Sticks

💦 Water

How often to water your Narrow-Leaf Chalk Sticks

Water needs for Narrow-Leaf Chalk Sticks
0.5 cups
every 9

Narrow-Leaf Chalk Sticks needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 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 Narrow-Leaf Chalk Sticks

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Narrow-Leaf Chalk Sticks in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Narrow-Leaf Chalk Sticks: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Narrow-Leaf Chalk Sticks love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Narrow-Leaf Chalk Sticks does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Narrow-Leaf Chalk Sticks in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Narrow-Leaf Chalk Sticks

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Narrow-Leaf Chalk Sticks: 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 Narrow-Leaf Chalk Sticks after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

Narrow-Leaf Chalk Sticks is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!

Benefits of Growing Narrow-Leaf Chalk Sticks →

Common Narrow-Leaf Chalk Sticks Problems →


💦 Water Needs

Narrow-Leaf Chalk Sticks prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Narrow-Leaf Chalk Sticks Water Frequency →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Narrow-Leaf Chalk Sticks requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Narrow-Leaf Chalk Sticks Light Requirements →

Narrow-Leaf Chalk Sticks Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Narrow-Leaf Chalk Sticks is not safe to consume. If you, a family member, or a pet has ingested any amount of plant material contact Poison Control, US (800) 222-1222, or your veterinarian. If you have children, cats, or dogs in the home, we suggest keeping this plant out of reach.

Narrow-Leaf Chalk Sticks Toxicity to Dogs →


💨 Humidity

Narrow-Leaf Chalk Sticks prefers dry environments. Providing extra humidity or misting your plant allows water to linger on leaves, which can create the perfect environment for harmful types of fungi.

Narrow-Leaf Chalk Sticks Humidity Needs →


🪴 Soil

Narrow-Leaf Chalk Sticks is very sensitive to wet soil, so choose a potting soil that drains very well and doesn’t retain too much moisture. A good soil will have lots of perlite or vermiculite for drainage and some organic matter for nutrition. A few handfuls of perlite added to regular store-bought cactus soil will do the trick!

Best Soil Mix for Narrow-Leaf Chalk Sticks →

When and How to Successfully Repot Narrow-Leaf Chalk Sticks →


💩 Fertilizer

Narrow-Leaf Chalk Sticks grows very slowly and doesn’t require added fertilizer. Replacing your plant’s potting soil once a year should provide them with more than enough nutrition. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!

How Much and When to Fertilize Narrow-Leaf Chalk Sticks →


❄️ Dormancy

It’s common for Narrow-Leaf Chalk Sticks to go dormant in the wintertime and you may notice their growth slow down. Waterings should be spaced out more during this time.


🌎 Native Region

Narrow-Leaf Chalk Sticks is native to Southwestern Africa.


🌸 Flowers

Yes, you may see your Narrow-Leaf Chalk Sticks bloom with the right amount of sunlight and water.

Narrow-Leaf Chalk Sticks Flowers →


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Narrow-Leaf Chalk Sticks grows vertically and new growth will emerge from the top of the plant.

How and When to Prune Narrow-Leaf Chalk Sticks →


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Narrow-Leaf Chalk Sticks can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 9b-12b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Narrow-Leaf Chalk Sticks Temperature Tolerance →


🌱 Propagation

Narrow-Leaf Chalk Sticks can be propagated by the stem method. To propagate:

  • Make a cut just above the node. The node is the break in the stem where the leaf emerges.
  • To get the cutting to root, you can either:
    • Place the cutting in water until roots emerge and are ~2” long and then transplant into well-draining soil, or
    • Place the cutting directly into well-draining soil and water when dry.

How to Propagate Narrow-Leaf Chalk Sticks →


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Narrow-Leaf Chalk Sticks

Narrow-Leaf Chalk Sticks

Narrow-Leaf Chalk Sticks


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft 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.

What other plant parents say

Narrow-Leaf Chalk Sticks has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 12
Narrow-Leaf Chalk Sticks has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 8
Narrow-Leaf Chalk Sticks has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 4
Narrow-Leaf Chalk Sticks has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 2
Giovanni avatar
@Giovanni
leaf-1 9 Plants
xp 186 XP
globe Las Vegas, NV
12/31/2021

I got this plant at Home Depot in a basket of succulents. Clearly he needed his own pot because he was beginning to branch out and outgrow the basket. I put him in a clay round bowl with other succulents and he clearly doesn’t want to be with other plants he wants his own space so he can spread out along with his babies

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
@armanii avatar
@@armanii
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 104 XP
08/03/2021

It can be toxic to animals

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
@essdubya avatar
@@essdubya
leaf-1 8 Plants
xp 147 XP
06/08/2021

Limited, direct sun. Water when dry. Most occasionally.

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
@AshinByAlex avatar
@@AshinByAlex
leaf-1 66 Plants
xp 4,630 XP
globe Vallejo, CA
06/04/2021

This guy is a survivor frrl. Im a new plant person and left the succulents outside in too much sun and they became brown, EXCEPT THIS GUY. He loves me and i love himsss

Survivor Survivor

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