Plant Care Tapeworm Plant
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Tapeworm Plant

Also known as

Inch Worm, Inch Worm and Senecio pendulus

Taxonomy

Kleinia pendula
Senecio
Asteraceae
Asterales

How to care for Tapeworm Plant

Water

How often to water your Tapeworm Plant

Water needs for Tapeworm Plant
0.5 cups
every 12

Tapeworm Plant 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 Tapeworm Plant

Water 0.5 cups every
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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Finding light for Inch Worm in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Tapeworm Plant: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Tapeworm Plant 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.

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Nutrients

How to fertilize Tapeworm Plant

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

Care Summary for Tapeworm Plant

Tapeworm Plant

Tapeworm Plant


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 12 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

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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