Plant Care Candle Plant

Candle Plant

4.8 out of 5 (4 experiences)

Candle Plant has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Candle Plant has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate

Also known as

Curio articulatus and Kleinia articulata


Baculellum articulatum

How to care for Candle Plant


How often to water your Candle Plant

Water needs for Candle Plant
0.5 cups
every 9

Candle Plant needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Candle Plant

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Candle Plant in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Candle Plant: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Candle Plant may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Candle Plant in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Candle Plant

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Candle Plant: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Candle Plant after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Water Needs

Care Summary for Candle Plant

Candle Plant

Candle Plant

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Candle Plant has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 2
Candle Plant has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 2
Candle Plant has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 2
Candle Plant has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 2
Candle Plant has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 1
Jferluvsconifers avatar
leaf-1 71 Plants
xp 10,387 XP
globe Greensboro, NC

It’s fun to watch all the growth on this easy to care for plant.

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Risaree1957 avatar
leaf-1 66 Plants
xp 4,188 XP
globe Tualatin, OR

This plant has unique shaped leaves. They are shaped like an arrow. It has a velvety texture and seems to handle a slightly dry soil. It’s growing quickly

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves

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