Plant Care Big Blue Chalksticks

Big Blue Chalksticks


Senecio ficoide

How to care for Big Blue Chalksticks


How often to water your Big Blue Chalksticks

Water needs for Big Blue Chalksticks
0.5 cups
every 12

Big 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 Big Blue Chalksticks

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Big Blue Chalksticks in your home

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

Big 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.

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How to fertilize Big Blue Chalksticks

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Big 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 Big Blue Chalksticks after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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Care Summary for Big Blue Chalksticks

Big Blue Chalksticks

Big Blue Chalksticks

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 12 days


< 3ft from a window


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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