Plant Care Inch Worm

Inch Worm

Also known as

Senecio pendulus and Tapeworm Plant


Kleinia pendula

How to care for Inch Worm


How often to water your Inch Worm

Water needs for Inch Worm
0.5 cups
every 12

Inch Worm needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 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 Inch Worm

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Inch Worm in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Inch Worm: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Inch Worm 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.

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How to fertilize Inch Worm

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Inch Worm: 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 Inch Worm after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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Care Summary for Inch Worm

Inch Worm

Inch Worm

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 12 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.

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