Plant Care String of Pickles

String of Pickles

4.4 out of 5 (8 experiences)

String of Pickles has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
String of Pickles has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

Also known as

String of rubies, Ruby Necklace, Little Pickle, string of ruby necklace, Ruby Necklace, Little Pickles and Ruby Necklace/String of Rubies


Othonna capensis

How to care for String of Pickles


How often to water your String of Pickles

Water needs for String of Pickles
0.5 cups
every 12

String of Pickles 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 String of Pickles

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for String of Pickles in your home

Light needs and placement for plant String of Pickles: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

String of Pickles love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

String of Pickles does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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How to fertilize String of Pickles

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

Difficulty Level

String of Pickles is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

Water Needs
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Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for String of Pickles

String of Pickles

String of Pickles

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 12 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.

What other plant parents say

String of Pickles has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 6
String of Pickles has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 5
String of Pickles has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 3
String of Pickles has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 2
Kit avatar
leaf-1 18 Plants
xp 287 XP

Needs plenty of light

Fast grower Fast grower
Browns easily Browns easily
Ashinbyalex avatar
leaf-1 75 Plants
xp 3,326 XP
globe Vallejo, California

Bought this plant purple not knowing it turns bright green when it’s happy! I love this plant. Easy to take care of and u cant do much wrong

Survivor Survivor
Fast grower Fast grower
Torisplants avatar
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 228 XP
globe Toronto, Ontario

I left my string of rubies in almost no light as I was moving and she began to turn purple on her leaves (as seen in initial pic)!! Once I moved her back into indirect light she turned green once again and has been thriving! Just keep ur plants happy and near windows and they’ll love you :))

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Browns easily Browns easily
Lexi avatar
leaf-1 1 Plants
xp 26 XP
globe Arvada, Colorado

Haven’t had any issues with this plant and it grows super well and fast! Sits in my south facing window with direct sun and gets water every 2-4 days and is pretty tough! Same as it’s relative plants like the pearls and dolphins they’re all in the same window and grow wonderfully. I would definitely recommend!

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Alex avatar
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 58 XP

I love my string of pickles plant, Meg. She is my hanging plant that hangs from the ceiling of my bedroom and she is very cute, and for people like me who have difficulty taking care of plants, don’t worry cause she will live out anything- ok maybe not everything....

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor

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