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Cocoon succulents are beautiful and easy to care for, making them an excellent choice for beginning gardeners or those with little time to spare. Now that you know how to take care cocoon plant, it’s time to get one for your home. These fuzzy little plants make a great addition to any succulent collection.
More About Cocoon Plant
Senecio cocoon plant is a type of succulent plant that originates from Mexico. They get their name from their furry, cocoon-like leaves.
Senecio “Cocoon Plant, or “Woolly senecio, scientifically known as Senecio haworthii is a small dwarf shrub-like species with woody stems that grows upright to 12 inches (30 cm) tall in its native South African environment. This succulent has the most beautiful white foliage, making it a must-have for any serious collection.
The cocoon plant is a hardy plant that can survive in hot and cold climates. However, they do prefer warm weather and lots of sunlight.
Cocoon Plant Care
Senecio haworthii cocoon plant is a hardy, perennial, succulent plant that can survive in both hot and cold climates. However, they do prefer warm weather and lots of sunlight.
When it comes to cocoon plant care, the most important thing to remember is that they need well-draining soil. It is because cocoon plants are susceptible to rot. Be sure to plant your cocoon plant in a pot with holes in the bottom so that excess water can drain out.
Soil Mix Suitable for Cocoon Succulent
As cocoon plant Senecio are susceptible to root rot, they need well-draining sandy soil. Apply a fertilizer (for cactus and succulent usage) just once a year in the spring since the sandy soil preferred by Senecio haworthii is deficient in nutrients. Overfertilization can cause leggy growth.
A good mix for a Senecio haworthii would be two parts potting soil mixes and one part perlite or pumice. It will help to ensure that the plant has enough drainage.
Sunlight Needs for Cocoon Succulents
Cocoon plants need lots of sunlight to thrive. If you live in an area with harsh winters, it’s best to grow your cocoon plant indoors near a sunny window. However, if you live in a warm climate, you can plant your cocoon plant outdoors in a spot that gets full sun.
Cocoon plants are succulents, so they have low water requirements. You should water your cocoon plant about once a week during summer. During the winter, you can reduce watering to about once a month.
It’s essential to let the soil dry out completely between watering.
Temperature & Humidity Needs
The Senecio Haworthii ‘Cocoon Plant’ isn’t cold hardy, so make sure you avoid growing this succulent outdoors during the cold winter. Avoid developing below 30° F (–1.1° C). It will perish in cold and icy weather.
Senecio Haworthii is tolerant of both hot and cold weather. However, they do prefer warm weather and lots of sunlight. Therefore, if you live in an area with harsh winters, it’s best to grow your cocoon plant succulent indoors near a sunny window.
Fertilizing of Senecio Haworthii Cocoon Plant
Cocoon plant Senecio doesn’t need to be fertilized. However, if you want to boost your plant, you can fertilize it with a succulent fertilizer about once a month during the growing season.
Your succulent pot must have a drainage hole. Most experience succulent growers know that having a succulent pot with a drainage hole is a must when growing any succulent.
Repotting and Propagation
You can quickly propagate Senecio haworthii cocoon plants from cuttings. To take stem cuttings:
Cut a piece of the plant with at least two leaves.
Allow the stem cuttings to dry for a few days and plant them in well-draining soil.
Remove the lower portions of the plant.
Cut back to where the stem is sturdy. You might use stem cutting to grow more house plants if replanted into the soil or other media.
Senecio haworthii is not a cold hardy propagation by leaves.
Cocoon plants don’t need to be repotted often. You can repot your plant every two to three years. Be sure to use a pot that has drainage holes.
Cocoon Succulent Varieties
There are a few different succulent species of Senecio haworthii cocoon plant, including:
- Furry cocoon plant (Pachyphytum oviferum)
- Dewy cocoon plant (Pachyphytum compactum)
- Powdery cocoon plant (Pachyphytum pulchrum)
The treatment for cocoon plants is the same regardless of the variety.
Cocoon Plant Diseases and Pests
Senecio haworthii cocoon plants are generally resistant to pests and diseases. However, they can be susceptible to mealybugs and root rot. If you notice any problems with your plant, you can remove them with a cotton swab dipped in rubbing alcohol.
If you think your plant has root rot, you can try to save it by repotting it in fresh, well-draining soil.
Where to Buy a Cocoon Succulent Plants?
Cocoon plants are widely available and can purchase from most garden centers or online. However, you needn’t go any further because Plantly has the cocoon succulent plans cultivars right here.