Senecio Stapeliiformis Care: How To Grow The Pickle Plant

Senecio Stapeliiformis [Sen-ek-ee-o, Sta-pel-ee-ih-FORM-iss], also known as Kleinia stapeliiformis, is an attractive succulent plant perennial which has distinctive pencil-shaped stems with soft spines and purple-green patterns.

This succulent species has reclining to erect stems, which branch out from its rhizomes stem base.

Flowering Pickle Plant - Senecio Stapeliiformis

Flowering Pickle Plant - Senecio Stapeliiformis

This plant belongs to the family of Asteraceae and is native to South Africa.

You may also hear it called by its common names including:

  • Inchworm Plant
  • Pickle Plant
  • Trailing Jade
  • Spider Plant
  • Candle Plant
  • Candle Stick
  • Stapelia Stemmed Senecio

Senecio Stapeliiformis Care

Size & Growth

The stems of this plant are highly succulent, brittle, soft, cylindrical and jointed.

Each stem grows 10” inches tall and roughly 1” inch wide.

They have four to six grooves, or angles with scale leaves sprouting all along the ribs.

The leaves are typically dark green, and also have a unusual pinkish tinge.

Moreover, underground shoots appear with purple arrowhead markings and silvery green striations underneath each node.

Flowering and Fragrance

Senecio Stapeliiformis grow hawkweed-like, large flowers which are often orange or red.

Light & Temperature

For optimal growth, this plant should be placed under full sun to partial shade.

Give this plant at least three hours of direct sunlight every day; make sure to place it on a balcony or in a garden when the temperature increases to 50° degrees Fahrenheit (10° C) or more.

This plant prefers warmth throughout the year.

It can tolerate cold temperatures up to 50° – 59° degrees Fahrenheit (10° – 15° C).

Frost hardy to 23° degrees Fahrenheit (-5° C).

USDA hardiness zone 9 – 11.

Watering and Feeding

Once this plant has become well established, it is highly drought-tolerant.

It still needs water, especially in the summer season.

However, you need to make sure its soil doesn’t stay wet for an extended period.

In between watering, it is recommended to let the soil dry out during winters.

These plants grow in sandy soil, which means nutrients must be replenished.

It is best to fertilize it lightly as an extra amount of fertilizer annually can result in leggy growth.

Feed this plant from spring to fall with cacti and succulent liquid, standard, or organic fertilizer after every four to eight weeks.

Freshly-repotted or newly-bought Senecio Stapeliiformis doesn’t require feed for a year.

Soil & Transplanting

Senecio Stapeliiformis are not too fussy about the pH of soil.

They can thrive in a neutral range of pH.

However, it is essential to ensure the soil is well-draining and more towards the sandy side.

If the soil is left damp for a prolonged period, the plant will start rotting.

The ideal mix for this plant is a mixture of pumice, bird sand, and potting soil, or any usual mixes used for succulents and cacti are fine for this plant too.

It will also grow in pure pumice.

Grooming and Maintenance

The taller the pencil-like stems grow; they tend to start getting floppy, which is a problem if they are in a potted plant.

These should be pruned back towards the firmer side of the stem during early spring.

If there is a need for repotting, it is best to do it during late spring.

In containers, these plants prefer to enjoy their summers outside but make sure to transfer them indoors during fall.

During the spring and summer seasons, Senecio Stapeliiformis requires more watering to bloom and grow.

You would have to remove flower stems to maintain its tidy appearance.

It is best to trim and remove older stems so there is room for new ones to grow.

Other Interesting Senecio Plants:

How To Propagate Inchworm Plant

Senecio Stapeliiformis is propagated with cuttings or seeds.

They require continuous moisture and warmer temperatures for the seeds to germinate.

Propagation through cuttings is a faster and easier method.

It is best to cut during spring and fall seasons which are the growing season for this plant.

It is best to cover this plant in frost-free zones and grow as container plants.

Keep in mind if you are propagating this plant through cuttings, you can’t just snip off the cutting and put it in water or soil to begin the rooting process.

The cuttings of succulents can store water in their bare roots, leaves, and stem, which makes them vulnerable to rot by bacteria and fungi entering the cut surfaces.

This is the reason why you shouldn’t place the cuttings in the soil directly.

  • First, it is essential to ensure the cut surface has been healed completely.
  • This can take a few days or a few months, as per the cutting size.
  • Once the cut part forms a callus, plant it.
  • Make sure it stays in a bright and warm spot.
  • Mist the soil surface lightly after every few days.

Pickle Plant Pest or Disease Problems

This plant is mostly pest-free but might occasionally be attacked by succulent mealybugs and scale.

Suggested Uses For Trailing Jade

Senecio Stapeliiformis is often used as potted houseplants or placed indoors to add beauty to any nook.

It’s also used on walls, plains, pampas, grasslands, and rocky outcrops with similar plants.

It also makes a great groundcover.

48 thoughts on “Senecio Stapeliiformis Care: How To Grow The Pickle Plant”

  1. Hi, I do think your web site could be having internet
    browser compatibility issues. Whenever I take a look at your site in Safari, it looks fine however, when opening in I.E., it’s got some overlapping issues.
    I just wanted to provide you with a quick heads up!
    Aside from that, excellent site!

    Here is my web site 사설 먹튀검증

  2. Chance says:

    I used to be able to find good advice from your blog posts.

    Also visit my blog post 먹튀검증업체 (Chance)

  3. 먹튀검증 says:

    Everything published was actually very reasonable.
    But, think about this, suppose you composed a catchier title?
    I mean, I don’t want to tell you how to run your website, but
    what if you added a post title to possibly get
    folk’s attention? I mean Senecio Stapeliiformis Care:
    How To Grow The Pickle Plant – Best Garden Info is a little vanilla.
    You might glance at Yahoo’s front page and watch how they create
    article headlines to grab people to click. You might try
    adding a video or a related pic or two to grab readers excited about what you’ve written.
    In my opinion, it could make your website a little livelier.

    Here is my page: 먹튀검증

  4. An interesting discussion is worth comment.
    I do think that you need to publish more on this subject matter,
    it might not be a taboo subject but typically people don’t discuss such topics.
    To the next! Best wishes!!

    Here is my homepage :: 바카라검증

  5. I am sure this paragraph has touched every one of the internet visitors, its really really good paragraph on developing new webpage.

    my web blog: college ruled notebook paper size

  6. 선릉안마 says:

    Good web site you’ve got here.. It’s difficult to find quality writing
    like yours these days. I honestly appreciate individuals like you!
    Take care!!

    Check out my web blog … 선릉안마

  7. 역삼안마 says:

    At this time I am ready to do my breakfast, after having my breakfast coming yet
    again to read more news.

    my web-site; 역삼안마

  8. 유흥 says:

    It is perfect time to make a few plans for the future and it’s time to be happy.
    I’ve learn this put up and if I could I desire to counsel you
    some fascinating things or suggestions. Perhaps
    you can write subsequent articles referring to this article.
    I wish to learn even more things about it!

  9. Hello i am kavin, its my first occasion to commenting anywhere, when i read
    this article i thought i could also create comment due to this sensible piece of writing.

  10. When I initially commented I clicked the “Notify me when new comments are added” checkbox and
    now each time a comment is added I get three e-mails with the same comment.
    Is there any way you can remove me from that service? Thank you!

  11. Best view i have ever seen !

  12. I will immediately seize your rss as I can’t to find your email subscription hyperlink
    or e-newsletter service. Do you’ve any? Please permit
    me realize in order that I may subscribe. Thanks.

    My homepage 김포출장마사지

  13. Pingback: 여우코믹스
  14. Hello! I know this is kind of off topic but I was wondering if you knew where I could find a captcha
    plugin for my comment form? I’m using the same blog
    platform as yours and I’m having problems finding one? Thanks a lot!

    Also visit my website; 시흥출장마사지

  15. Best view i have ever seen !

  16. Hey I know this is off topic but I was wondering if you knew of any widgets I could add to my blog that automatically tweet my
    newest twitter updates. I’ve been looking for a plug-in like this for quite
    some time and was hoping maybe you would have some experience with something like this.
    Please let me know if you run into anything. I truly enjoy reading your blog and I look forward
    to your new updates.

    Also visit my web page … 대구로미로미

  17. Pretty! This has been an incredibly wonderful post.
    Many thanks for providing this info.

    Here is my web blog: 유성센슈얼

  18. I am extremely impressed with your writing skills
    as well as with the layout on your weblog. Is this a paid theme or did you modify it yourself?

    Either way keep up the nice quality writing, it is rare to see a
    great blog like this one nowadays.

    Feel free to surf to my site; 강북출장마사지

  19. Thanks for the auspicious writeup. It actually used to be a leisure account it.
    Glance complex to more delivered agreeable from you! By the way, how could we keep up a correspondence?

    Feel free to surf to my blog :: 용인1인샵

  20. Hi there everyone, it’s my first pay a quick visit at this website, and piece
    of writing is really fruitful in favor of me, keep up
    posting such articles.

    Also visit my homepage: 청라스웨디시

  21. If you desire to improve your know-how only keep visiting this
    website and be updated with the most up-to-date information posted here.

    Also visit my homepage :: 전주1인샵

  22. Very nice article, exactly what I needed.

    Feel free to surf to my web site … 영등포1인샵

  23. Hi! I know this is somewhat off topic but I was wondering
    which blog platform are you using for this site? I’m getting tired of WordPress because I’ve had issues with hackers
    and I’m looking at options for another platform.
    I would be awesome if you could point me in the direction of a good platform.

    Check out my web blog … 종로1인샵

  24. 일산건마 says:

    I was suggested this web site by my cousin. I am not sure whether this post is written by him as nobody else know such detailed about my difficulty.
    You’re amazing! Thanks!

    my homepage 일산건마

  25. Amazing! Its in fact remarkable article, I have got much clear
    idea regarding from this post.

    Here is my web-site 광진출장마사지

  26. Best view i have ever seen !

  27. 부산건마 says:

    I was able to find good information from your blog articles.

    Visit my page :: 부산건마

  28. You can certainly see your expertise in the
    article you write. The world hopes for even more passionate writers such as you who are not afraid to say how
    they believe. At all times follow your heart.

    My web-site … 성북스웨디시

  29. Very shortly this web page will be famous amid all blog viewers, due to it’s pleasant articles or reviews

    my blog post; 광주센슈얼

  30. Pretty component to content. I just stumbled upon your weblog and in accession capital to claim
    that I acquire actually enjoyed account your blog posts. Anyway I’ll be subscribing
    on your feeds or even I fulfillment you get entry to persistently fast.

  31. each time i used to read smaller posts which also
    clear their motive, and that is also happening with this article which
    I am reading at this place.

    Also visit my web site … 잠실마사지

  32. Magnificent web site. A lot of useful information here.
    I’m sending it to several buddies ans also sharing in delicious.

    And obviously, thank you for your effort!

    My page … 인계동건마

  33. Heya! I just wanted to ask if you ever have any problems with hackers?
    My last blog (wordpress) was hacked and I ended up losing several weeks
    of hard work due to no backup. Do you have any solutions to
    stop hackers?

    My web page; 대구남구마사지

  34. Fastidious response in return of this question with genuine arguments and explaining everything about

  35. Hmm is anyone else encountering problems with the images on this blog loading?
    I’m trying to determine if its a problem on my end or if it’s the blog.
    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

    Feel free to surf to my blog post; 서초출장마사지

  36. 마포건마 says:

    What you composed was very reasonable. But, think on this,
    what if you were to create a killer headline? I am not suggesting your content is not solid, but what if
    you added something that grabbed a person’s attention? I mean Senecio Stapeliiformis
    Care: How To Grow The Pickle Plant – Best Garden Info is a little plain. You could look at Yahoo’s front page and note how they
    create post titles to get viewers to open the links. You might add a video or a
    pic or two to get people interested about what you’ve got to say.
    In my opinion, it might make your posts a little livelier.

    Review my website; 마포건마

  37. Maude says:

    My partner and I stumbled over here by a different page and
    thought I might as well check things out. I like what I see so now i am following you.
    Look forward to going over your web page repeatedly.

    My webpage 동탄1인샵 (Maude)

  38. I really like your blog.. very nice colors & theme.
    Did you design this website yourself or did you hire someone to do it for you?
    Plz answer back as I’m looking to design my own blog and would like
    to know where u got this from. thank you

    Also visit my web-site – 강서홈타이

  39. Since the admin of this web site is working, no doubt very
    shortly it will be well-known, due to its feature contents.

  40. Wow! Finally I got a blog from where I know how to really obtain useful
    information regarding my study and knowledge.

  41. Hello there! Quick question that’s entirely off topic. Do you know how to make your site mobile friendly?
    My web site looks weird when browsing from my iphone 4.
    I’m trying to find a theme or plugin that might be able to resolve
    this issue. If you have any recommendations, please share.

    Feel free to visit my blog post – 세종센슈얼

  42. hey there and thank you for your information – I’ve certainly
    picked up something new from right here. I did however expertise several technical issues
    using this web site, as I experienced to reload the web site a lot of times previous to I
    could get it to load properly. I had been wondering if your web hosting
    is OK? Not that I am complaining, but slow loading instances times will
    sometimes affect your placement in google and could
    damage your quality score if advertising and
    marketing with Adwords. Well I’m adding this RSS to my
    e-mail and could look out for a lot more of your respective
    exciting content. Make sure you update this again soon.

  43. This is a good tip particularly to those fresh to the blogosphere.
    Brief but very accurate info… Thank you for sharing
    this one. A must read article!

    Have a look at my homepage; 부평홈타이

  44. Can I just say what a comfort to uncover a person that truly
    understands what they’re talking about on the internet. You certainly
    know how to bring an issue to light and make it important.
    A lot more people should look at this and understand this side of your story.
    It’s surprising you aren’t more popular because you surely possess the gift.

    Feel free to surf to my webpage – 남양주출장마사지

  45. Hi there, this weekend is fastidious for me, for the reason that this time i am reading this impressive educational paragraph here at my home.

  46. Hello to all, how is all, I think every one is getting more from this website, and your views are nice in support of
    new users.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Related Post