Don't you just love unusual looking plants? Some succulents look like dolphins, hummingbirds, roses, and even bunnies. Here at Wide Open Eats, we are genuinely fascinated with succulent plants and their uncanny resemblances to objects. The most recent plant we're in awe of the Crested Senecio Vitalis. Your succulent garden is going to be complete with it.
The crested senecio vitalis, better known as blue chalk fingers or blue chalksticks, is a rare succulent that looks like a blue-green mermaid tail. We're not sure what caused this fabulous mutation, but we're in love. This succulent looks like our favorite Disney Princess' shiny fin! Whether you use it for full sun groundcover, in your rock garden, or as an indoor plant, this mermaid tail succulent is sure to make every grower happy.
The crested senecio vitalis can grow up to two feet tall and is drought tolerant. (We love low-maintenance plants.) Once it warms up, add the "mermaid tail plant" to your succulent collection. It'll be summer before you know it, so get ready for mermaids to be back in style.
Pay homage to your favorite fairytale creature (or Disney Princess, Ariel), and revive your fall garden with a bright and cheery shade of green from a crested senecio vitalis. You can find narrow-leaf chalksticks on Amazon. I'm adding this plant to my Amazon wish list today.
I don't know about you, but 'Under The Sea' is already stuck in my head. My mermaid obsession is officially back, and if there's anything that can cheer me up while social distancing, it's keeping an array of unique succulents as houseplants. (Also watching The Little Mermaid on Disney Plus.)
Also consider: Coral Cactus
This coral succulent is a beauty. Mother nature sure is something! With well-draining soil, full sun, and light shade, your succulent will thrive.
- Native range: South Africa
- Bloom Time: September to October
Not only can you get a succulent that looks like a mermaid, but you can also get one that looks like a starfish! This is too cool. A customer gave the plant a five star-rating and wrote, "The cutting came in a First Class Box. It was very healthy, unblemished, with roots. Thank you!"
This post was originally published in May 2020.