Senecio Stapeliformis

Product Description
$ 6.25

Senecio stapeliformis

(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. This plant is shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots).  

Also known as Pickle plant, Groundsel, Stapelia Stemmed Senecio, Trailing Jade, Spider Plant, Inch Worm, Pickle Plant, Candle Stick, Candle Plant, Belisha Beacon Plant

This perennial attractive succulent species has prettily marked pencil-like stems with purple-green patterns and soft spines along the sides

Stems: Few, cylindrical, soft, brittle, glabrous and highly succulent, jointed, often 2-25 cm long, sometimes longer and about 7-20 mm thick, with 4-6 or rarely more angles or grooves with scale-leaves arranged along the ribs, dark green and often with an unusual pinkish tinge with silvery-green striations and purple arrowhead markings below each node.

Branches: Soft and brittle long, 7-20 mm in diameter with 4-6(-8) ris or grooves

Leaves: Hard-scale-like, 3-7 mm long, ephemeral, persistent as weak short spines.

Terminal, on simple stalks (2-) 7-15 cm tall; Capitula (heads) 1,8-4 cm across; Phyllaries (involucral bracts) 8-13; ray flowers none; disc flowers up to 50, red or orange; Corolla lobes spreading.

Blooming season: Autumn.

Fruits: Fruit are cylindrical achenes with a 15-28 mm long bristles structure that function as a "parachute" which enables the seed to be carried by the wind).

Recommended Temperature Zone: USDA: 10-12

Frost Tolerance: Needs some frost protection in Phoenix

Sun Exposure: Light shade

Origin: South Africa (Mpumalanga)

Propagation: Offsets

Blooming Habits: Blooms in March






All of our plants are grown under the same conditions, although not all the plants are the same. You will receive a similar plant in size and shape to the ones in the pictures. Our plants are hand-picked and carefully selected to bring you the best quality possible. Please allow us up to 3 business days to process your order. If you wish to receive your order on a specific date or have special instructions, please add a note at the checkout.

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Colder Regions Warning: We are now offering 72-hour heat packs for an additional $3.00 If your order is $50.00 or more, and if we think that it is necessary, you will get a heat pack free of charge.

To prevent plants from freezing while in transit, orders placed for areas with extreme severe freezing temperatures will be held for shipment until it is safe to ship.

Care Instructions: Care instructions are included in every package you order.

Shipping Details and Customer Service Policy: We ship via USPS Priority Mail. We calculate the shipping cost based on the weight and volume of your purchase. Please allow a maximum time of 72 hours for processing prior to shipment. Depending on your location, we will ship the plants on a certain day to avoid transit time during weekends or holidays. If you have any questions or comments please feel free to contact us at the email address below:

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