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Woolly Senecio 'Mont Blanc'

Caputia tomentosa 'Mont Blanc'

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Full Sun
Easy care
Light watering
Half-hardy

H3

RHS hardiness

-5°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

30cm

Max

50cm

10cm

Min

10cm

5 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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Woolly Senecio 'Mont Blanc' Overview

Senecio haworthii was reclassfieid and is now known as Caputia tomentosa, hence this cultivar is now better named as Caputia tomentosa 'Mont Blanc'. It is commonly known as Woolly Senecio 'Mont Blanc'. It has beautiful, succulent, grey leaves covered in fine hairs that grow from an upright central stem which relaxes with maturity and the weight of the leaves. The species originates from the Cape Provinces of South Africa, this cultivar is a popular houseplant choice outside of its natural habitat. The succulent, fuzzy, white foliage is very distinctive. It grows best in full sun and sandy, well-draining soil. It needs minimal water, check the soil regularly and water when the pot is significantly lighter! Flowers are yellow, but this plant is more often grown for the foliage. It is half-hardy, coping with temperatures as low as minus 6 degrees Celsius, in frost-prone climates it will likely need protection. This cultivar is protected under intellectual property laws by Plant Breeders' Rights. These provide the breeder of new plants exclusive control over the plant material for a set amount of time.

How to propagate Woolly Senecio 'Mont Blanc'

Cuttings

Allow cuttings to heal before planting in sandy soil.

Seed

Sow seeds in Spring and Summer; Germination time about 4 weeks.

Special features of Woolly Senecio 'Mont Blanc'

Attracts butterflies

Drought resistant

Indoor plant

Attractive leaves

Other uses of Woolly Senecio 'Mont Blanc'

Apart from its horticultural use, the plants are not used medicinally.