5 years to reach maturity
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'
Allow cuttings to heal before planting in sandy soil.
Sow seeds in Spring and Summer; Germination time about 4 weeks.
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Other uses of Woolly Senecio 'Mont Blanc'
Apart from its horticultural use, the plants are not used medicinally.