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PlantFiles: Senecio
Senecio cylindricus

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Senecio (sen-ek-ee-o ) (Info)
Species: cylindricus (sil-IN-dree-kus) (Info)

Synonym:Senecio talinoides subsp. cylindricus

2 vendors have this plant for sale.

8 members have or want this plant for trade.

Cactus and Succulents

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Pale Yellow

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring

Grown for foliage

Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
From herbaceous stem cuttings

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive plutodrive On Sep 20, 2009, plutodrive from Denver, CO (Zone 5b) wrote:

Senecio cylindricus is native to South Africa. Other synonyms of this plant are Senecio vitalis, Kleinia spiculosa, Kleinia cylindrica and Senecio spiculosus. Some common names are Narrow-Leaf Chalksticks and Blue Chalk Fingers.

Neutral palmbob On Apr 15, 2004, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Low growing shrubby plant with woody stems- makes dense shrub of tubular blue-green leaves.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Casa De Oro-mount Helix, California
Rowland Heights, California
San Diego, California

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