Cotyledon orbiculata var. oblonga 'Flavida' is a drought tolerant South African succulent that is sure to add beauty and interest to the landscape for years.
Chalky Finger Aloe is a small, succulent shrub with thick leaves that resemble fingers covered with a chalk-like dust and has beautiful flower clusters with pale-orange blooms.
The flowers of Chalky Finger Aloe are quite attractive and differ from the apetalous Senecio varieties of chalksticks. Cotyledon orbiculata var. oblonga 'Flavida' sends up 12-18 inch tall flower stalks crowned with a cluster of dangling pale-orange tubular flowers with recurved petals that entice hummingbirds, butterflies, and other pollinators in summer.
The silvery-green finger-like leaves can vary in shape from cylindrical to blunt, flattened spears and appear on stems that branch from the base to form a mounding low succulent shrub. A white, waxy protective coating covers the leaves giving it that dusty look. Cotyledon orbiculata var. oblonga 'Flavida' is also known as ’Grey Sticks’.
In its natural habitat, Cotyledon orbiculata var. oblonga is found growing on rocks or crevices on exposed slopes or coastal bluffs and will easily grow in your garden grouped in a mass planting as a border or ground cover, or used as an accent plant in a container or succulent garden. Perfect for coastal gardens or waterwise gardens, Chalky Finger Aloe is sure to add beauty to your yard.
Chalky Finger Aloe will become a lovely, eye-catching addition to your garden and is a fine choice in low-maintenance, low-water landscapes.