Plant Care Blue Pickle Vine

Blue Pickle Vine

About Blue Pickle Vine

The Blue Pickle Vine evolved their signature shape as an adaptation to store water in dry environments. In place of leaves, cells in the green pickles perform photosynthesis to feed the plant. Translucent crescents act like windows to allow sunlight to reach cells on the inside of the pickles and increase their ability to capture the sun! 🪟☀️


Curio radicans 'Glauca'

Also known as

senecio radicans glauca

How to care for Blue Pickle Vine


How often to water your Blue Pickle Vine

Water needs for Blue Pickle Vine
0.5 cups
every 9

Blue Pickle Vine 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 Blue Pickle Vine

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.

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Finding light for Blue Pickle Vine in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Blue Pickle Vine: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Blue Pickle Vine love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Blue Pickle Vine does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Blue Pickle Vine in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Blue Pickle Vine

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

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Care Summary for Blue Pickle Vine

Blue Pickle Vine

Blue Pickle Vine

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft 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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