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Othonna Capensis Little Pickles or Ruby Necklace succulent care and propagation information cardPin

Othonna Capensis

Little Pickles, Ruby Necklace

This trailing succulent has a woody stem with small green leaves that look like pickles. If happily stressed, the leaves turn a purplish red. Watch for yellow flowers in the Spring to Fall.

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Quick Look:
  • Full sun to partial shade

  • Not suited for indoor growing

  • Typical water needs for a succulent

  • Plant grows up to 12″ (30.5 cm) tall

    Plant grows up to 24″ (61 cm) wide

  • Zone 9a (Minimum 20° F | -6.7° C)

  • Not cold hardy

  • Propagation by stem cuttings

  • Generally non-toxic

  • Summer Dormant

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Care and Propagation Information

General Care for Othonna capensis “Little Pickles”

Othonna capensis “Little Pickles” is a great addition to rock gardens or hanging baskets. If grown in the ground, it spreads as it grows, creating ground cover. When grown in hanging baskets, it creates spectacular “spiller.”

Watering

Othonna capensis “Little Pickles” has typical watering needs for a succulent. It's best to use the “soak and dry” method, and allow the soil to dry out completely between waterings.

Where to Plant

“Little Pickles” is not cold hardy, so if you live in a zone that gets colder than 20° F (-6.7° C), it's best to plant this succulent in a container that can be brought indoors. It does well in full to partial sun.

How to Propagate Othonna capensis “Little Pickles”

Othonna capensis “Little Pickles” can be propagated from stem cuttings.

Cuttings

To grow “Little Pickles” from cuttings, use a sterile, sharp knife or pair of scissors. Remove a stem from the main plant, and allow it to callous for several days before placing on well-draining soil. Water whenever the soil has dried out completely.

Commonly Mistaken For

Corpuscularia lehmannii “Ice Plant”

Pairs Well With

Cotyledon tomentosa “Bear’s Paw”

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