Pickle Cactus

$12

Kleinia Stapeliiformis, aka Pickle Cactus, Candle Stick Cactus or Senecio stapeliaeformis, is an interesting succulent with tiny leaves and pencil-like cylindrical stems. The stems are brittle and succulent, with soft spines along the sides. It can grow up to 10 inches long and you can shape its long stems into intricate shapes. White new growth, called rhizomes, sprouts from the stem underground, and then gain their dark green and silver colour when exposed to sunlight.

They love as much sun as possible. The best spot for them is where they can see the sun for the majority of the day.
The minimum light requirement for them is 0 - 3 feet away from the nearest light source. A good bright place inside your home would be on the window sill or a stool that is right next to a window. If you can, put them outside when the temperature allows.
They like the soil to be completely dry before the next watering. That usually takes about two weeks in an average home environment. It may vary depends on your environment and light condition, but for them, it's always safer to underwater or water when you see signs of lack of water like floppy, droop, or soft leaves.
Their humidity requirement is low. So do not mist them or put them in an aquarium.
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.
The plant comes with a default nursery pot. The nursery pot is usually 0.5" - 1" smaller than stated to fit into the same size decorative pot. Washable Paper Planter Bags are sold separately.
As with all living things, no two plants are alike. There is some natural variation in size, shape, and characteristics. We make every effort to bring you a plant that as closely as possible matches the plant as it appears on our website, in the size you have chosen, and have a good potential to happily grow in your home.

They love as much sun as possible. The best spot for them is where they can see the sun during the majority of the day.

They will do best in bright light. A nice bright place inside your home would be on the window sill or a stool that is right next to a window, either with or without blinds, depending on if the plant can handle sun. Remember that plants will grow based on how much light they receive.

They like the soil to be completely dry before the next watering. That usually takes about 4 weeks in an average home environment. It will vary depending on the time of year, your environment and lighting conditions, but for them, it's always safer to underwater or water when you see signs of lack of water (i.e. wrinkly or soft leaves). Water a little more often in the warmer months.

Their humidity requirement is low, so do not mist them or put them in a terrarium.

The taller the stems grow, the more they tend to start getting floppy. They should be pruned back towards the firmer half of the stem during early spring, producing offshoots protruding from the stem over time.

The plant comes with a default nursery pot. The nursery pot is usually 0.5" - 1" smaller than stated to fit into the same size decorative pot. Washable Paper Planter Bags are sold separately.
As with all living things, no two plants are alike. There is some natural variation in size, shape, and characteristics. We make every effort to bring you a plant that as closely as possible matches the plant as it appears on our website, in the size you have chosen, and have a good potential to happily grow in your home.

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