Wooly Senecio

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The Wooly Senecio or Senecio cocoon is a fuzzy succulent that can be hard to find, but is wonderful in any arrangement! It has cylindrical, white leaves that look like cocoons. Its leaves grow from woody stems and form little shrubs. in its native South African conditions. A perennial plant, this succulent has the most appealing white foliage, making it a must-have in the serious collection. If you grow the woolly Senecio in a container, keep in mind that potting into larger containers allows it to get bigger over the years, although it is unlikely for the domesticated plant to reach the size of one growing in the wild. Minuscule pure white hairs on the leaves are thick and pubescent, covering the foliage with a shimmering effect as they inch upward in a cylindrical form. The tubular leaves, resembling a moth’s cocoon, lead to the common name. This succulent is a real beauty for any plant lover and the pride of our plant nursery.


The Afrikaans name for “Cocoon Plant” is “Tontelbos”, meaning “tinderbush”. The white coating of the leaves was removed and used as tinder for starting fires.

Dimensions of Potted Plants: L x B x H ~ 4" x 4" x 5"
Growth Medium: Coco Peat
Pot Description: Round Plastic Pot

How to Care for Wooly Senecio Succulents

Light: Full sunlight

Water: Once in 7 days with protection from direct exposure to rain

Feed: Not required unless the plant is growing actively

Common Names

Cocoon Plant, Lady Slipper Senecio, Wooly Senecio

Native Region

South Africa

Botanical Name

Senecio haworthii, Senecio scaposus




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