Senecio sp. (Blue Chalk Sticks, Blue Fingers)
Senecio varieties seem to be endless and so varied that, for the life of me, I don't see a connection. This particular Senecio has been given several different species names, so I'm just leaving it simply as Senecio. This is one a friend in Raleigh introduced me to a few years ago. She just plucked off a piece and handed it to me, and that was that. I decided to pluck off pieces for anyone else interested in this South African perennial succulent plant and pluck I did. Here's what to like about it: steel blue chalky "fingers" (3-5 inches, 12-15 inches tall, drought tolerant, and ideal on its own or in mixed planters. I like its interesting year-round appeal, too, but be sure to bring it in winter, as it's only hardy to Zones 10 and above and is definitely not frost tolerant. It prefers full sun to light shade and moderate water. It has a sprawling habit so you may need to tidy it up from time to time. It's easy to propagate and springs back into fine form in no time. Quarts. Zones 10-12.