General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Dry
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 10a -1.1 °C (30 °F) to +1.7 °C (35 °F)
Leaves: Evergreen
Other: Succulent light green with purplish reverse
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Winter
Suitable Locations: Houseplant
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots

Common names
  • Candle Plant
  • Causage Plant
  • Hot Dog Cactus
Botanical names
  • Accepted: Curio articulatus
  • Synonym: Senecio articulatus
  • Synonym: Kleinia articulata

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  • Posted by plantmanager (New Mexico - Zone 8a) on Feb 17, 2018 12:38 PM concerning plant:
    I used to think this was a difficult plant to grow. It's very easy if you give it plenty of water and high humidity. (It loves more water than most other succulents.) I have it growing like a weed now in my greenhouse. The segments are easily detached if you're not super careful. When they do detach, I stick them back in or on the soil, and they root quickly and form new plants. They bloom a lot, but so far mine haven't set seeds. This is a unique little plant that always gets comments when people see my plants.
  • Posted by SongofJoy (Clarksville, TN - Zone 6b) on Oct 30, 2012 11:42 AM concerning plant:
    As they grow, these plants form what "appears to be a caudex" above the soil line.
Discussion Threads about this plant
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Wow! by plantmanager Jan 14, 2016 6:59 PM 2
Cissus quadrangularis? by purpleinopp Oct 8, 2017 7:51 AM 4

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