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Senecio haworthii (Sweet) Sch. Bip.
The "Cocoon Plant" has been around in collections for a long, long time (since 1795), being first described by Adrian Haworth in 1803 as Cacalia tomentosa. The name later was changed and the species name was chosen to honor Haworth. It makes a wonderful potted plant but will need periodic pruning to keep it from becoming "rangy". However, since the primary means of propogation is by cuttings, trimming has a secondary benefit (flowers rarely set seeds). Can take mild frost if dry.
Syn.: Kleinia haworthii

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