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