Skyscraper®

Senecio ficoides 'Mount Everest' PP22188

Like Blue Chalksticks, on steroids. Senecio Skyscraper is a strong, upright grower, reaching 2-3’ in one growing season. No staking or support necessary. Fabulous new structural component for succulent gardens. Can be used as a house plant.

Sunset Zones

15–17, 19–24, protect from hard frost

USDA Zones

25°F to 30°F USDA zones 9B–11

This plant isn't suitable for your USDA Zone 6b

Skyscraper® Features

Plant Dimensions

3-5' H x 1.5-2' W

Landscape Use

Accent, Border, Coastal, Container, Cut Flowers/Foliage, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Rock Gardens, Slope

Plant Type

Evergreen

Growth Rate

Moderate

Exposure

Full sun to part shade

Special Feature

Deer Resistant, Disease / Pest Resistance, Drought tolerance, Heat Tolerance, Returns Year After Year, Upright Habit, Water-wise, Year-Round Interest

Feature

Upright, mounded succulent; thick, fleshy, blue-green foliage.

Flowering Season

None

Skyscraper® Plant Care

Water Needs

Low Water Once Established/Water-wise

Fertilizer

Moderate feeder

Pruning

Trim damaged foliage at base, if needed

Soil

Well-drained garden soil

Planting Instructions

1. Dig in your native soil a hole as deep and wide as the container. We recommend planting in native soil for best acclimation.
2. Fill the hole with water and thoroughly water the new plant; allow both to drain.
3. Gently place the plant on its side and remove the pot. Place your hand on the bottom of the plant and put it in the hole.
4. Return native soil around the root ball, wetting and gently tamping down.
5. To complete, create a shallow trench around the base of the plant to contain the water when watering.

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Your zip code 20149 is in Zone: 6b with a temperature range of: -5 to 0 °F.