Senecio Haworthii 'Cocoon Plant'

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Basic Info

Senecio Haworthii also known as the Cocoon As the plant matures you can expect it to reach up to around 30 cm (12″) tall. The plant is best known to have slight grey to green fleshy leaves that are covered by white looking hairs. This is an ideal succulent for people that are not used to growing plants.

Scientific Classification

Family: Asteraceae
Subfamily: Asteraceae
Tribe: Senecioneae
Genus: Senecio






Care and Propagation Information


 When watering the senecio haworthii (or Cocoon Plant) be careful it is a plant that is sensitive to over-watering. It is a plant that needs to be thoroughly drenched in water and dried before watering again. The plant should be water mostly between Spring to Fall, let the plant dry thoroughly before watering again.

General Care for senecio haworthii ‘Cacoon Plant’

 What kind of a plant carer should select the Senecio haworthii ‘Cacoon Plant’? It is perfect for a beginner plant grower. The plant does best when cared for indoor in a proper light home. One of the more suitable succulents for arangements.

Quick Facts:

Where to Plant

Senecio haworthii is a plant that grows easiest in free-draining gritty compost. The plant does not handle cold well, so if you live an area that is colder than -1.1°C (30° F ) use a succulent container. It makes it easier to transport the plant indoor and outdoor.

Senecio haworthii is a plant that requires up to 6 hours of sun when planted inside keep it on a window ledge. That means a south-facing window for most of us.

How to Propagate Senecio haworthi ‘Cacoon Plant’

Learning how to propagate Senecio haworthi ‘Cacoon Plant’, begin by selecting a sturdy, healthy leaf. Then remove the stem from the main plant, cut the stem off with a sharp knife. Cacoon plant is one of the species that easily drop its leaves; it can, however, be challenging to grow a large specimen.

Once the leaf is off the Senecio haworthi, let it sit for a few days before placing in nutritious and well-drained soil. The soil should be drenched thoroughly, never let the soil dry. Once the plant’s root has started to appear, let the plant take its time to grow.

Origin and Habitat

Senecio Haworthii is known to be native to South Africa.