- Rare Plant
- Light Preference/Tolerated (Bright Direct Light, Bright Indirect Light)
- Below Average Watering Needs
- Mature Height 10 Inches
This unusual and rare succulent is a perennial plant native to South Africa. Sometimes this plant is called a candlestick plant and the botanical name is Senecio stapeliiformis. The stems of the Pickle Plant are fleshy and pencil-like with silvery-green striations. It has a distinctive, dark-green pickle pattern and soft spines along the sides. Pickle Plant Senecio is extremely drought, disease, and pest tolerant, making it easy to grow.
Best Locations For Growing Pickle Plant Succulent
The Pickle Plant Succulent is the perfect windowsill plant, or show it off under a grow light. Try to choose a location that will stay above 40° Fahrenheit. In the right conditions, this plant produces a gorgeous orange-red flower that contrasts nicely with its stem.
Pickle Plant Succulent Sunlight Requirements
This succulent plant needs bright direct or indirect light. Place your Pickle Plant where it gets the most bright light possible. Southern or western exposures are ideal.
Pickle Plant Succulent Care
Soil for this plant should be quick draining and sandy. A blend for cacti and succulents would work well or you can make your own mix by using 2.5 parts potting soil, 1 part coarse sand, and 1 part perlite. The Pickle Plant is naturally a vining plant, so to maintain a certain shape, it should be trimmed periodically.
Watering Pickle Plant Succulent
Allow the potting soil to dry completely before watering; the soil should be visibly dry. At that point, fully saturate the soil until water runs out of the bottom of the pot. A Pickle Plant kept on the dry side will usually grow more full and bushy.
Feeding Pickle Plant Succulent
Use a balanced fertilizer at one-quarter of the strength recommended by the manufacturer, approximately every two months. The Pickle Plant Succulent requires minimal fertilization.
Pickle Plant Succulent Information
|Light Exposure: Bright Direct Light, Bright Indirect Light|
|Care Requirements: Easy|
|Watering Requirements: Below Average - Let the soil dry completely, then, water deeply.|
|Pet Friendly: No|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Air Purifier: High|
|Growth Rate: Fast|
|Mature Height: 10 inches|
|Mature Spread: 1 inch|
|Flower Color(s): Red|
|Flower Shade/Description: Red|
|Foliage Color(s): Blue, Green, White|
|Foliage Description: Blue Green with Distinct, Dark Green Vertical Markings and Tiny White Spines.|
|Temperature: 50° - 59°F (10° - 15°C)|
|Humidity: Below Average (20% - 40%)|
|Common Name: Pickle Plant Succulent|
|Other Name(s): Pickle Plant|
|Scientific Name: Senecio stapeliiformis|
|Plant Type: House Plant|
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)
Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.
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Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)
We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.
The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.
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Time of Order:
- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.