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jacaranda

Our creative adventure began in 1999, a new house and a bare plot. We were part of the NGS family for 10 years. Now we’re sitting back and relaxing!

Kleinia stapeliiformis

  • Season Icon Early WinterEarly Winter 2022
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jacaranda

Why is my #pickleplant growing in such a strange way? I bought it a year ago and it was a small upright plant (swipe ⬅️ to see more photos) but as it’s grown the stems have begun to bend over. I don’t mind too much, but I’d be interested to know if this is how it’s meant to be. (Don’t be fooled by the tall pot! It’s in a very small pot which sits snugly in the top of the green pot.) #houseplant #houseplant-advice 💚

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sieveheadsarah

Hmm 🤔 all I can think is that it needs a drink and I don’t mean a G&T Barbara, it does look very spindly too, is it getting loads of light 🤨. I’ve just found this https://plantcaretoday.com/senecio-stapeliiformis.html

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vegandmore

Brewers droop! 🤣

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jacaranda

Thanks Sarah. I also looked on the World of Succulents website and it seems that leggy growth is caused by too much feeding! It’s on a south west facing window sill so it gets plenty of light and I only water sparingly with rain water. Apparently I can prune it back in the spring to keep it upright and I should be able to get more plants from the cuttings 🤞 @sieveheadsarah 😘

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jacaranda

@vegandmore 🤣🤣🤣👍

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charlotte

It's planning to take over your house 😲

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gjones

Looks like a bit too much water or fertilizer🤔

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jacaranda

I think it’s too much fertiliser @gjones 👍

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sieveheadsarah

I’m definitely not going to feed mine then Barbara 👍🏼 I have a cutting from mine, I accidentally knocked one of the stems and damaged it at the base, it’s grown really well 😀😀

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richard.spicer.7906

I had this once happen with a mother in laws tongue plant. Put it down to lack of water, and it eventually is now back upright again. But looks like yours has grown quite a lot too. How the pruning fixes it Barbara 🤞🏼

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gwenniemom

@jacaranda hi Barbara yes she did. 👍🙏

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jacaranda

@gjones here’s a photo of my floppy plant! 😢

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jacaranda

This wasn’t looking too happy last week as some of the stems had begun to flop over. A couple of days ago I gave it a feed and tied all the stems together to encourage it to grow upright again. I removed the ties this morning and so far it’s back to its original shape. Let’s hope it stays that way @sieveheadsarah @philstalder 🤞 #pickleplant #kleinia #houseplant #foliagefriday 💚

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sharonhayden

👏👏🤞🏻

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sho47

Well done!!👏😍

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juliesgarden

Great name 😂

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sieveheadsarah

That’s so tall Barbara and looking great 👍🏼😘

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jacaranda

It just over 40cm/16” from the soil to the top of the longest tip, Sarah. The pot is quite small, though, so I’m wondering if I should pot it on into something larger? 🤔 @sieveheadsarah 😘

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loveofplants

Well Done it looks good

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philstalder

Looks good to me 👍

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sieveheadsarah

I’m sure I read that they prefer a smallish pot Barbara 🤔 do you feed it?

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jacaranda

I only feed it very occasionally, Sarah. I need to do some proper research into its likes and dislikes!!! @sieveheadsarah 😘

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sieveheadsarah

I’ve never fed mine Barbara, I think I need to after reading that you should 🤔🤣

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jacaranda

I remembered, Sarah! Here’s my #pickleplant on the breakfast room window ledge with glass giraffes for company. 🦒 @sieveheadsarah 😘💚

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sieveheadsarah

It’s looking great Barbara and I love the giraffes 😍

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jacaranda

A new project for #lockdown2021 buy more houseplants! I have @sieveheadsarah to thank for inspiring me to start with this one. 💚 #indoorplant #houseplant #newpurchase #kleiniastapeliiformis #pickleplant 💚

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sieveheadsarah

Ooh how exciting Barbara, so pleased you got one, mines growing so fast at the moment and it’s such an easy plant to care for too 👍🏼😍

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jacaranda

What position does it like, Sarah? I can’t quite decide where to put it 🤔 @sieveheadsarah 😘

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sieveheadsarah

Mines on the kitchen window ledge which faces Southeast Barbara 👍🏼😘 I also water it with rainwater 😀

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jacaranda

Thanks Sarah. Food for thought 😘 @sieveheadsarah

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sieveheadsarah

You’re welcome Barbara 😀😘

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

Yes I definitely need more house plants 🪴

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Leonplantaddict

Not much room for many more houseplants but might have to find room for a pickle plant! 😍👍🏻

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jacaranda

You won’t regret getting one of these, Leon 👍 @Leonplantaddict 😍

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