Groundsel 'Angel Wings'

Senecio candicans 'Angel Wings'

Groundsel 'Angel Wings'

Senecio candicans 'Angel Wings'
A tropical surprise for your garden
This silvery senecio (Senecio) 'Angel Wings' has an exceptionally pretty appearance. A unique house plant that can be placed on the patio or decking in a lovely ornamental planter. It will even grow well planted in the garden. True to its name, the velvety leaves do look like the wings of an angel and such a pretty shade! This eye-catcher looks just lovely anywhere in the home but is equally ideal for rockeries and sunny borders, or even in large containers on the patio or decking. Senecio 'Angel Wings' is a perennial but needs frost protection in wet soil. Order this star of a plant today!
Supplied in a nursery pot size Ø 12 cm.
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Groundsel 'Angel Wings'
Groundsel 'Angel Wings'
Specifications:
Latin name: Senecio candicans 'Angel Wings'
Delivery type: Delivered as plant in nursery pot
Guarantee: 100% growth and flowering guarantee
Color: White
Preferred location: Sun, Half shadow
Green stayer: Yes
Leafs all year: Yes
Hardy plants: No
Self polinating: No
Edible: No
Scented: Not Scented
Grafted: No
Cutting flowers: No
Flowering: July - August
Growing Height: 30 - 40 cm
Planting distance: 20 - 30 cm
Planting+

Pot your Senecio up as soon as you receive it. Use a pot with holes in the base and a matching saucer. This will allow the plant to drain off well. Alternatively, place  a plastic inner pot in a pretty planter with no holes, but then you need to have a layer or potsherds or hydro-pellets for the pot to stand on, to keep it off the bottom so it won't stand in the water. Mix sharp sand into your potting compost and plant your Senecio at the correct depth. Fill with more potting compost but do leave a margin for watering. Water generously to start with and stand the pot with your Senecio in a warm, light spot. This strong houseplant tolerates full sun.

Care+

Senecio is drought tolerant and requires moderate watering - the root ball can even be fairly dry. Best is just a small amount, now and then, preferably with rain water. Add some plant food to your watering can from spring until August. Ensure good drainage- too much water in the base of the pot will really not be tolerated.
Water the pot less in the winter and really only when the soil feels dry. Senecio needs to go in a cooler room in the winter.
This plant makes a terrific summer patio/decking plant.

Extra+

Senecio (ragwort) is a type of succulent that stores water in its fleshy leaves, allowing it to tolerate drought.
Senecio is classified under Asteraceae.
It's actually all a bit unclear about the name of this plant and this is currently being revised. Various varieties of Senecio are being checked for their DNA and reclassified and some will then fall under Pentacalia. For now, we will continue to call it by its better known name.

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