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 located in Jacksonville, Florida.

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

Plant care guide for Inch Worm in Jacksonville, Florida

Jacksonville, Florida

57% Medium

Growing Inch Worm in Jacksonville right now

Light needs for plant Inch Worm in Jacksonville, Florida

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

November 30th, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Jacksonville is currently low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in dete…

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Light needs for plant Inch Worm in Jacksonville, Florida

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 20.4% ☀️

November 30th, 2021

Jacksonville is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Jacksonville is expected to decrease by 20.4% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 10.1 megajoules of energy …

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Light needs for plant Inch Worm in Jacksonville, Florida

Daylight will decrease by 0.8 hours 📉

November 30th, 2021

This month, Jacksonville is getting an average of 9.2 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 7.1% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.1 total hours of…

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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..️

Jacksonville, Florida currently has medium levels of sunlight intensity, you can help this plant grow by treating it to ample light ☀️.


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.

Water Needs
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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 your location in Jacksonville, Florida, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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