Common Names: Candy Stick, Pickle Plant, Inchworm Plant, Candle Stick Plant, Pencil Plant
Origin: South Africa
Growth: Upwards, clumping
Light: Full sun
Foot Candles: 250+
Water: Let dry completely
Humidity: Not required
Temperature: 15°C - 35°C
Soil: Well draining cactus mix
Container: Pot with drainage
Nutrients: 7-7-7 Monthly
Propagation: Stem cuttings
Interiorscape Use: Desktop, hanging basket
Common Pests: Mealybugs, Aphids, Spider Mites, Scale, Thrips.
Common Issues: The long stems will sometimes get heavy and flop over. This growth habit can be used to create a trailing succulent.
Comments: Related to the popular “String of Pearls” and other trendy trailing succulents, although they share little in appearances other than having a common flower shape. A great novelty plant with easy care that will send new shoots from the soil. ‘Kleinia stapeliiformis’ is another often used name for this plant.
Toxicity: Ingestion of any part of plant may cause minor illness like vomiting or diarrhea. Contact with the plant's juice or sap may cause skin irritation or rash.