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

💦 Water

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

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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☀️ Light

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 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

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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💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

Blue Pickle Vine prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

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☀️ Sunlight Needs

Blue Pickle Vine requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

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Blue Pickle Vine Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →

🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.

💨 Humidity

Blue Pickle Vine prefers dry environments. Providing extra humidity or misting your plant allows water to linger on leaves, which can create the perfect environment for harmful types of fungi.

🪴 Soil

Blue Pickle Vine is very sensitive to wet soil, so choose a potting soil that drains very well and doesn’t retain too much moisture. A good soil will have lots of perlite or vermiculite for drainage and some organic matter for nutrition. A few handfuls of perlite added to regular store-bought cactus soil will do the trick!

Best Soil Mix for Blue Pickle Vine →

When and How to Successfully Repot Blue Pickle Vine →

💩 Fertilizer

Blue Pickle Vine grows very slowly and doesn’t require added fertilizer. Replacing your plant’s potting soil once a year should provide them with more than enough nutrition. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!

How Much and When to Fertilize Blue Pickle Vine →

❄️ Dormancy

It’s common for Blue Pickle Vine to go dormant in the wintertime and you may notice their growth slow down. Waterings should be spaced out more during this time.

🌎 Native Region

Blue Pickle Vine is native to Southwestern Africa.

🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.

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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