Senecio Stapeliiformis Pickle Plant
(This plant comes in a 3.5" pot. You will receive a very similar plant to the one in the picture. It may or may not be blooming at the time of your purchase. The plant is shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots).
Senecio Stapeliiformis is commonly known as the ‘Pickle Plant’. It is a beautiful succulent from the Asteraceae family. A native of South Africa, this summer-dormant plant has reclining to erect stems and reaches up to 10 inches in height. The stem of this succulent plant is in the shape of a pencil with purple-green color.
The growth rate of Pickle plants is fast.
The beautiful red or orange flowers bloom in the late summer season.
Water and Feeding/Fertilizers
This plant has high drought tolerance, but it still needs watering during the summer season. Overwatering should be avoided. It is best to fertilize it lightly.
Senecio Stapeliiformis plants need sandy soil with nutrition. They are not too fussy about pH soil.
This variety of Senecio belongs to the hardiness zone of 9 – 11 and has a frost tolerance of 5° C (41° F).
For good growth, the plant should be kept under full sunlight. This little Pickle plant needs at least three-four hours of light every day as it prefers warmth throughout the year.
Pickle plant propagation is possible through cuttings or seeds. It needs continuous moisture and a warm temperature to germinate.
Choose this beautiful plant to add a decorative feel to your home. Pickle plant succulent care is easy and manageable.
Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz
|Blooming Season||Late summer|
|Common Name||Pickle plant|
|Flower||Red or orange|
|Frost Tolerance||5° c|
|Hardiness Zone||9 – 11|
|Scientific Name||Senecio stapeliiformis|
|Sun Exposure||Full sun|