Syn. Senecio crassulaefolius

Common name: Blue fingers

Native to: South Africa

 

A low-growing, mat-forming groundcover with upward-pointing cylindrical, bluish grey-green, succulent leaves that provides unusual foliage colour, texture and contrast in the garden; and it is easy-to-grow and propagate, and water-wise.

Curio crassulifolius is a sprawling, tufted, evergreen, succulent perennial, 150–300 mm high. The stems are smooth and hairless (glabrous). The leaves with a circular cross section (terete) to spindle-shaped (fusiform), 25–60 mm long and 4–8 mm wide, grey-blue-green, fleshy, cylindrical, pointing upwards and ending in a point (mucronate). They are arranged in dense clusters around the tips of the branched stems. The leaves are pruinose, which means that they are frosted with a white bloom. The flower heads are small, discoid, one or a few on slender, elongated flower stalks in late winter, spring and early summer (Aug.–Dec.). They are white to cream or sometimes yellow.

It is an easy-to-grow, fast-growing, mat forming, water-wise garden plant that is a useful ground cover for large areas.

Curio crassulifolius

Ksh500.00Price
  • Native / exotic: Exotic

    Aspect: Full sun

    Flowers: Small, discoid, on one or a few slender stalks, white to cream and sometimes yellow.

    Fragrance: None

    Foliage: Evergreen, succulent smooth and hairless "fingers"

    Growth habit: Spreawling, tufted

    Hardiness: Very hardy and drought resistant - great for arid areas

    Height: Up to 3 cm

    Spread: Wide spreader

    Soil requirements: Prefers well-drained soils. 

    Uses: It is an easy-to-grow, fast-growing, mat forming, water-wise garden plant that is a useful ground cover for large areas.

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