Senecio stapeliiformis
Senecio stapeliiformis
Senecio stapeliiformis
Senecio stapeliiformis
Senecio stapeliiformis

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.

Growth Rate

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. 

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Blooming Season Late summer
Common Name Pickle plant
Dormancy Summer
Family Asteraceae
Flower Red or orange
Frost Tolerance 5° c
Growth Rate Fast
Hardiness Zone 9 – 11
Height 10"
Origin South africa.
Pot Size 3.5"
Scientific Name Senecio stapeliiformis
Shape Columnar
Sun Exposure Full sun
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Michael W.
United States

firm and strong

This plant came in a pot and I set it in a tray with other plants to put under a sun lamp and also water. Doing quite nice and still to cold to set out side. Great to own this plant.

Yapper W.

Great cactus. Arrived safely and growing w...

Great cactus. Arrived safely and growing well!

United States United States


Great looking plant when it came. Had two spikes and really neat. Shriveled up and turned brown in about a week. I must of done something wrong. Will probably purchase again.

Judy L.
United States United States

Senecio stapelilformis

Love it. I lost all mine with the winter storm We had. Every plant I ordered came home in good condition and are thriving.. I will order again and again from Planrt Desert.

Diane L.
United States United States


I am always very happy with quality of the plants I order and shipping is fast.

Senecio stapeliiformis

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Colder regions warning: If you are expecting temperatures below 40 degrees within the next five days after placing your order, we highly recommend adding a heat pack to your order. We are now offering 72-hour heat packs by request. If your order is $50.00 or more, 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 are included in every package you order. We ship via USPS Priority Mail, and we calculate the shipping cost based on the weight and volume of your purchase. 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 any time.