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Fuzzy 'Pickle Plant' Succulents Are A Dill-ightful Addition To Any Plant Collection

We're used to seeing succulents that usually have a round appearance. But did you know there are those plants that grow upwards as well?

One of those unique types is the "pickle plant" succulent. And once you see this beauty you'll fall in love with it immediately. I sure did when I found out about it. Now I can't get enough of it.

Delosperma Echinatum is the official name of the pickle plant succulent and it's actually a native of South Africa.

But you can easily grow it anywhere as is the case with many exotic succulent varieties. That's fabulous if you ask me.

This is a low and sprawling succulent that can grow up to 18 inches tall.

I think that's super cool and unique, right? It features thin and wiry stems that have bristles with very soft and spine-like hairs. That's so interesting.

This awesome plant will flower with beautiful pale yellow flowers.

This occurs starting from late winter, through the fall, and having its peak in the spring. I bet that's so pretty to see. When plants bloom you know they love you, right?

The pickle plant's foliage is mostly evergreen which means that most of it will survive all year round.

However, there will be some dieback during the months of winter. So don't worry if that starts to happen as it's totally normal.

Similar to most succulents, these plants can definitely tolerate full sun, but can also do well in some light shade.

And of course, you must remember that succulents don't like their soil to be too wet. So make sure you take note of that.

So it's best to subscribe to the 'soak and dry' method letting the soil fully dry before the next watering.

And make sure you keep the plant indoors during the cold and wet winter months. Otherwise, it will most likely die if left outside.

On the other hand, if your climate is super dry you need to be careful when planting it.

It can become very invasive and that's something you need to keep in mind. You wouldn't want the plant to take over everything else in your garden.

Propagating is very easy when it comes to the pickle plant.

You can do it in a variety of ways. It can be done by division, from cuttings or seedlings. For best results, you can divide the plants in the spring.

Oh my goodness, are you as obsessed with this plant as I am with it now?

I absolutely love it. It will definitely be a stand-out piece amongst your other succulent varieties. I can't wait to get my hands on it.

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