Worm Plant

Worm Plant Care

Crassula Marnieriana

Basic Worm Plant Care

Worm Plants are one of the easiest succulent types to care for and are even easier to propagate. Below you will find our complete Worm Plant Care Guide with all the important information you need to help your plant thrive.

Bright Indirect Light

I love the sunshine but too much direct light will damage my leaves.

Water Infrequently

I can be quite sensitive to root rot so be careful not to overwater me.

Medium Humidity

Please make sure the air isn't too dry, otherwise I won't be a happy plant.

Draining Soil

I like a mix that includes peat moss and perlite as these prevent my roots from becoming water-logged.

Detailed Worm Plant Care Information

Whether you're looking to make sure your Worm Plant is in it's perfect conditions, or looking to see if one could work for your space. We've got you covered.

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Worm Plants thrive in bright indirect light

Worm Plants, like many other succulent types, love sunshine but can be scorched by the sun if sat in a lot of direct light so it is about finding the right balance.

Water your Worm Plant sparingly

Make sure that your Worm Plant doesn’t sit in too much water as this can very quickly lead to root rot. Before watering, check that the top few centimetres of the soil is completely dry. In winter, watering once a month or so should suffice or you may start to see signs that your Worm Plant is dying.

They aren't fussy about temperature

One great thing about Worm Plants is that they survive well in the natural temperature of your home, in both summer and winter. They aren’t super sensitive to the cold so don’t worry about your plant not making it through the colder seasons.

Only use fertiliser in the growth period

It is important that if you do fertilise your Worm Plant, that you only do so in spring and summer. We recommend using a specific fertiliser designed for succulents.


Worm Plants need low humidity levels

When caring for a Worm Plant, one thing you don’t need to worry about is trying to increase humidity levels. If anything, they thrive better in dry air so keep them away from bathrooms and kitchens where the natural humidity level is higher.

They don't mind being root-bound

One thing you don’t need to worry about when caring for a Worm Plant is repotting. They don’t mind their roots being a little crowded so can happily grow in the same pot for a few years. When you do repot, handle the roots and plant gently to avoid damage.

Worm Plants can be toxic to pets

Be slightly careful about where you place your Worm Plants if you have a pet because they can be a little toxic if digested.

Propagate your Worm Plant using cuttings

Worm Plants are actually one of the easiest succulents to propagate and you will have great success doing it. Place the cuttings in slightly moist soil in a bright spot. Avoid placing them in direct light as this will scorch the entire cutting.

If you spot signs that your Worm Plant is dying, then we recommend taking cuttings from a healthy section of your plant in case you aren’t able to revive the parent plant.

Worm Plant Care Starter Kit

We've put together this great little starter kit that includes all of the equipment and information you'll need to take proper care of your Worm Plant.

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Common Problems with your Worm Plant

Here are some common issues that you might run into. It's important to diagnose any issues early to give your plant the best chance of bouncing back.

Wrinkled leaves on a Worm Plant signals your plant needs more water. Check the moisture in the soil and adjust your watering schedule accordingly.

Scorched leaves on a Worm Plant can be due to direct sunlight. Make sure your plant is sat in a spot where it receives bright indirect light.

Worm Plants are susceptible to mealybug infestation. Move your infected plant away from other houseplants and treat with a insecticide.

Brown leaves on your Worm Plant indicate issues with watering; either too much or too little. Underwatering will often cause light brown crispy leaves whilst overwatering will turn your Worm Plant dark brown and soft.

Check the moisture levels in the potting mix and adjust your watering schedule moving forward to prevent more brown leaves on your Worm Plant.

Yellow leaves on a Worm Plant can be caused by a variety of factors, most commonly overwatering. However, if you have checked the potting mix and it’s not waterlogged and the roots haven’t started to rot then the yellow leaves might also be caused by heat stress, pests or overfertilization.

A drooping Worm Plant indicates watering problems. Both underwatering and overwatering damage the root system which deprives your plant of needed oxygen, moisture and nutrients which causes it to droop.

Measure the moisture levels in the soil before adjusting your watering schedule moving forward to prevent your Worm Plant from drooping again.

There are several reasons that might lead to your Worm Plant dying but the most common one is overwatering. They have sensitive thin roots which are very susceptible to rot if given too much water. Outside of watering, your Worm Plant might be dying due to too much direct sunlight or a pest infestation.

Simple Worm Plant Care Requirements

It sometimes helps to take caring for your plants back to the basics, here's the key considerations that you should take into account when caring for your Crassula Marnieriana.

These simple points should give you all you need to keep your plant happy and healthy for years to come.

Common NameWorm Plant
Latin NameCrassula Marnieriana
LightBright Indirect Light
WaterWater Infrequently
HumidityMedium Humidity
Soil TypeDraining Soil

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