What is the plant
The Narrow-Leaf Chalksticks, Senecio talinoides subs. cylindricus, is a low growing, glabrous, pruinose, evergreen succulent shrub 45- to 60 cm tall and spreading to 90 to 150 cm wide. It has semi-prostrate stems that turn upright and is distinguished from the standard Senecio talinoides by its leaves that are grey-green 7-15 cm long, tubular, slender, slightly upcurved and crowded at the stems tips. The small rayless dull cream coloured flowers appear in corymbs in late spring to early summer. This plant is commonly listed as Senecio cylindricus but acknowledge that it is correctly considered to be a subspecies of Senecio talinoides, together with the more ground-hugging and lower growing but similar Senecio mandraliscae. It is also found under the name Senecio vitalis.Stem: Sparingly branched, long, tubular and stout. Fleshy, becoming woody as they ages, erect becoming procumbent and often rooting at the nodes and brittle, 5-10 mm in diameter, usually short but much more long in cultivation.
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