Pickle Cactus

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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.

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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Pro tips

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.

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Care Guide

How to take care of Pickle Cactus

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.

You can feel comfortable having this plant around your home in the potential case where your pet feels like nibbling on it. However, we typically recommend keeping your pets from eating any of your houseplants.

Plant Bio

About Pickle Cactus

Botanical Name: Kleinia stapeliiformis

Kleinia stapeliiformis

Common Name: Pickle Cactus, Pickle Plant, Senecio Stapeliiformis

Pickle Cactus, Pickle Plant, Senecio Stapeliiformis

Origin: South Africa

South Africa

Introducing the Pickle Cactus, a unique and engaging houseplant that symbolizes the marvels of adaptation and the beauty in peculiarity.

The Pickle Cactus, scientifically known as Kleinia Stapeliiformis, is a remarkable succulent with cylindrical stems that resemble pickles. Its fascinating physical features are a statement that uniqueness is not only embraced but celebrated in nature, encouraging us to do the same with our own idiosyncrasies.

Ideally situated in bright, indirect light, the Pickle Cactus is a testament to the extraordinary adaptability of life. This plant's ability to thrive in diverse lighting conditions encourages us to adapt to our surroundings and find comfort in change.

When it comes to hydration, the Pickle Cactus embodies sustainability. As a succulent, it conserves water within its pickle-like stems, teaching us the importance of resource management and moderation.

As it matures, the Pickle Cactus may surprise you with its stunning, coral-red flowers. It's a lovely reminder that patience often brings the most rewarding outcomes.

Bring the Pickle Cactus into your home, and it's sure to be a conversation starter. It's not just a plant; it's a symbol of adaptation, sustainability, and the beauty of uniqueness. Let it remind you of the strength and resilience within us all as we navigate the complex landscape of life.

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