Curio ficoides – Plant


Indigenous to South Africa, organically grown, and locally sourced from ethical growers committed to sustainable, Nature-friendly cultivation.

Common names: blue chalksticks (English).

Botanical name: Curio ficoides

Potted into 100% recycled plastic nursery pot or bag.

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Care Summary

Plant Summary

Curio ficoides, known as blue chalksticks, is a succulent shrub with striking, large, bluish grey-green, elongated, flattish, succulent leaves, with a resinous smell when damaged. Plants are easily propagated by stem cuttings and can be grown throughout the year where winters are not too severe. It requires a sunny warm position and will tolerate very hot conditions and periods of drought. It is also easily grown in containers. Best planted on rockeries or embankments.


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