Blue fingers

Blue fingers

Curio crassulifolius

Scientific name

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.

Grow Curio crassulifolius in a sunny position in well-drained soil. It will grow in semi-shade but will become lank and leggy. It is drought resistant, and suitable for coastal gardens. It is grown more for its beautiful foliage than for its flowers. It looks good all year and needs minimal care and attention, and little watering.

References and further reading

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Nursery Quantity
Mother Nursery 6
Total 6

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Important characteristics

This species was selected because it has various important characteristics.

Suitable for sandy soil

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