Othonna Capensis: How to Grow and Care for Little Pickles, Ruby Necklace

Othonna Capensis Little Pickles, Ruby Necklace

Scientific name: Othonna Capensis

Common name: Little Pickles, Ruby Necklace

The trailing Succulent has a stem with small green leaves. If you are happy, the leaves turn red. There are yellow flowers in the Spring to Fall.

Quick Look at Othonna Capensis

  • Full sun to partial shade
  • 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

General Care for Othonna capensis “Little Pickles”

It is a great addition to rock gardens or hanging baskets. If grown in the ground, it creates ground cover. It can be grown in hanging baskets.


Othonna capensis “Little Pickles” has typical watering needs. The “soak and dry” method will allow the soil to dry out completely between waterings.

Where to Plant

If you live in a zone that gets colder than 20 F, it’s best to plant this plant in a container that can be brought indoors. It does well in both full and partial sun.

How to Propagate Propagate Othonna capensis “Little Pickles”

Stem cuttings can be used to grow Othonna capensis.


A sterile, sharp knife or pair of scissors is needed to grow Little Pickles. Allow the main plant’s stem to callous for several days before placing it on well-draining soil. Water whenever the soil has dried out.

Commonly Mistaken For

There is an ice plant.


  1. Othonna Capensis (Little Pickles, Ruby Necklace) – Wikipedia

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