Senecio stapeliiformis | Root Houseplants

Senecio stapeliiformis (sometimes called Kleinia stapeliiformis) is part of the Asteraceae family and is native to South Africa. This plant is sometimes called 'Pickle plant' due to its pencil-like stems and soft spines.

S.stapeliiformis usually blooms in autumn and produces one large orange hawkweed-like flower.


Pot size: 5.5cm diameter.

Height: Approximately 10cm from base of pot.


Secrets to success


Temperature: At least 15˚C during growing season and winter temperature of no lower than 10˚C.


Light: Partial to full sun with roughly 3 hours of direct sun per day. 


Watering: Water when soil has almost completely dried out during spring and summer. Water sparingly in water.


Air humidity: This plant prefers low humidity.


Fertilising: Feed with cacti fertiliser every 2-3 waterings spring-autumn.


Potting mix: Use a well-draing cacti and succulent mix containing pumice, sand and grit.


This plant is toxic, keep out of reach of pets and children. 

Senecio stapeliiformis