The Pickle Plant, also known as the Pickle cactus, gets its name from its pickle-like leaves. It is a succulent plant hailing from the Eastern Cape of South Africa.
Growing Pot Size: 10cm
- This stunning succulent is the perfect addition to any home. It will look great anywhere you place it - why not try a hanging basket or terrarium?
- Perfectly compact.
- Low maintenance and easy to care for.
- Growing pot size: 10cm
- Excellent as a gift!
Key Benefits: Small Yet Mighty
This little succulent may look small and delicate, but it’s tougher than you think. The Pickle Plant is known to grow at high altitudes in its natural habitat, enduring low temperatures and going weeks at a time without water.
Plant Care Tips: Pickle Plant
Light: The Pickle Plant enjoys bright light. It is intolerant to low light and shade. We recommend placing it next to a window.
Water: This plant doesn’t need much water. Water once every three weeks in winter and once a week in the summer. Ensure that the soil is completely dry before watering.
Temperature: Keep this plant at temperatures of 10-26°C.
Fertiliser: Benefits from a liquid feed once a month during the growing season (spring and summer).
Propagation: This plant can be propagated by seeds, division, and cuttings.
Pets: This plant is safe for pets and children.
Pickle Plant - Common Issues and Questions
My Pickle Plant has yellow, shrivelled leaves. What am I doing wrong?
Yellow, shrivelling leaves may be a sign that your Pickle Plant has root rot. This can come as a result of overwatering and lack of sunlight. Try placing your plant in a sunny location and check that the soil is completely dry before watering.
Common pests: Keep an eye out for mealybugs, scale, gnats, and whitefly.