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Senecio 'Pickle Plant'

Senecio 'Pickle Plant'

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Senecio 'Pickle Plant' is a distinctive succulent characterized by its elongated, cylindrical leaves that resemble pickles. The leaves are a vibrant green with purplish-brown markings along the edges. Exhibiting an upright growth habit, the 'Pickle Plant' can reach a height of up to 1-2 ft, making it a versatile addition to both small and large spaces.

Botanical & Common Names

Botanical: Senecio stapeliiformis

Common: Pickle Plant, Pickle Senecio, Pencil Pickle Plant

Necessary Care Tips

  • Light: Bright Indirect
  • Ideal Temperature: 60-80°F
  • Humidity: Medium
  • Water: Allow the soil to dry out completely between watering
  • Fertilize: Every 6-8 weeks during the growing season with a balanced fertilizer diluted to half strength
  • Preferred Soil: Cacti and Succulent Potting Mix

Advanced Care Tips

  • Senecio's can tolerate some direct light.
  • Trim back excessively long stems to maintain shape and encourage bushier growth.
  • Easily propagated through stem cuttings. Allow the cut end to callous over before planting in soil.

Plant Insights

  • Member of the Asteraceae family, also known as the aster, daisy, composite, or sunflower family, is one of the largest and most diverse plant families in the world that includes over 32,000 species.
  • Senecio species are found worldwide, from desert regions to mountainous terrains and tropical areas. Some popular species like Senecio rowleyanus (String of Pearls) are native to parts of Africa.
  • It's a fast grower and can quickly fill a hanging basket with its trailing stems.
  • Like many succulents, the Blue Chalk plant is highly drought-tolerant, making it a great choice for xeriscaping or low-water gardens.
  • Unsafe / Toxic
  • Low Maintenance
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