Pickle Plant foliage
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Height: 12 inches
Spread: 18 inches
Hardiness Zone: 9b
Other Names: Kleinia stapeliiformis, Spider Plant, Candle Plant
An interesting and beautiful succulent variety producing silver-gray, finger like foliage, patterned with dark green, striped ovals, resembling pickles; a distinguished indoor accent plant that can be moved outdoors in summer
Features & Attributes
Pickle Plant's attractive succulent narrow leaves emerge light green, turning grayish green in color with showy dark green variegation and tinges of silver throughout the year. It features dainty clusters of red star-shaped flowers with orange overtones held atop the stems in mid summer.
This is an herbaceous evergreen houseplant with an upright spreading habit of growth. This plant usually looks its best without pruning, although it will tolerate pruning.
Planting & Growing
When grown indoors, Pickle Plant can be expected to grow to be about 10 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 18 inches. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years. This houseplant will do well in a location that gets either direct or indirect sunlight, although it will usually require a more brightly-lit environment than what artificial indoor lighting alone can provide. It prefers dry to average moisture levels with very well-drained soil, and may die if left in standing water for any length of time. This plant should be watered when the surface of the soil gets dry, and will need watering approximately once each week. Be aware that your particular watering schedule may vary depending on its location in the room, the pot size, plant size and other conditions; if in doubt, ask one of our experts in the store for advice. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in sandy soil. Contact the store for specific recommendations on pre-mixed potting soil for this plant.
There are many factors that will affect the ultimate height, spread and overall performance of a plant when grown indoors; among them, the size of the pot it's growing in, the amount of light it receives, watering frequency, the pruning regimen and repotting schedule. Use the information described here as a guideline only; individual performance can and will vary. Please contact the store to speak with one of our experts if you are interested in further details concerning recommendations on pot size, watering, pruning, repotting, etc.