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Angel Wings® Senecio

Senecio candicans 'Angel Wings'

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Angel Wings Senecio (Senecio candicans 'Angel Wings') at Country Basket Garden Centre

Angel Wings® Senecio foliage

Angel Wings® Senecio foliage

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Height:  14 inches

Spacing:  10 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Other Names:  Dusty Miller, Silver Ragwort

Brand:  Floricultura Novazel S.A.


A beautiful, striking variety producing heart shaped, silvery-white foliage that is soft to the touch, with toothy edges; grown primarily for foliage, trim flower stems to promote new basal growth; an excellent indoor accent plant

Features & Attributes

Angel Wings® Senecio's attractive large tomentose heart-shaped leaves emerge white, turning silver in colour with hints of dark gray throughout the year on a plant with an upright spreading habit of growth. The white stems can be quite attractive and add to the plant's interest.

This is an herbaceous houseplant with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its relatively coarse texture stands it apart from other indoor plants with finer foliage. This plant usually looks its best without pruning, although it will tolerate pruning.

Planting & Growing

When grown indoors, Angel Wings® Senecio can be expected to grow to be about 14 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 12 inches. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years. This houseplant will do well in a location that gets either direct or indirect sunlight, although it will usually require a more brightly-lit environment than what artificial indoor lighting alone can provide. It prefers dry to average moisture levels with very well-drained soil, and may die if left in standing water for any length of time. This plant should be watered when the surface of the soil gets dry, and will need watering approximately once each week. Be aware that your particular watering schedule may vary depending on its location in the room, the pot size, plant size and other conditions; if in doubt, ask one of our experts in the store for advice. It is not particular as to soil type or pH; an average potting soil should work just fine.

There are many factors that will affect the ultimate height, spread and overall performance of a plant when grown indoors; among them, the size of the pot it's growing in, the amount of light it receives, watering frequency, the pruning regimen and repotting schedule. Use the information described here as a guideline only; individual performance can and will vary. Please contact the store to speak with one of our experts if you are interested in further details concerning recommendations on pot size, watering, pruning, repotting, etc.


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