Plant Care Inch Worm

Inch Worm

Also known as

Senecio pendulus and Tapeworm Plant

Taxonomy

Kleinia pendula
Senecio
Asteraceae
Asterales

How to care for Inch Worm

Water

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 Phoenix, Arizona.

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
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

Check the growing potential in your area

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 Phoenix, Arizona

Phoenix, Arizona

59% Medium

Growing Inch Worm in Phoenix right now

Light needs for plant Inch Worm in Phoenix, Arizona

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

December 1st, 2021

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

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

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Light needs for plant Inch Worm in Phoenix, Arizona

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 22.3% ☀️

November 30th, 2021

Phoenix is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Phoenix is expected to decrease by 22.3% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 10.2 megajoules of energy per m2 per…

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Light needs for plant Inch Worm in Phoenix, Arizona

Daylight will decrease by 0.9 hours 📉

December 1st, 2021

This month, Phoenix is getting an average of 10.7 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 8.1% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.8 total hours of dayl…

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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..️

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

Nutrients

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.

When to repot Inch Worm

Nutrient needs for plant Inch Worm in Phoenix, Arizona

Is this a good time of year to repot? Yes! 🪴

November 26th, 2021

The growing potential in Phoenix is medium 👌.

It's best to repot plants during their active growing periods when they have the energy to re-establish their roots! This is a great time to repot any…

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Care Summary for Inch Worm

Inch Worm

Inch Worm


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 12 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

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