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Senecio candicans 'Angel Wings'

Common Name(s):

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sen-NEESH-shee-oh KAN-dee-kans
Description

Angel Wings is a succulent with showy silvery-white leaves that will light up a border or container. It is drought tolerant once established and is happy growing outside or indoors as a house plant. It is a perennial in zone 8 and above but will need to be overwintered inside in cooler climates. The flowers are not ornamentally significant and can be trimmed to promote additional basal leaf growth.

Angel Wings needs well-drained soil with low to moderate moisture and full sun to part shade. Indoors in the winter, allow the soil to dry between watering. Fertilize yearly in the spring.

Use this plant in mass plantings, borders, containers or as a house plant.

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Cultivars / Varieties:
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  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Senecio
    Species:
    candicans
    Family:
    Asteraceae
    Life Cycle:
    Annual
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    India
    Particularly Resistant To (Insects/Diseases/Other Problems):
    drought, fire
    Dimensions:
    Height: 0 ft. 10 in. - 1 ft. 4 in.
    Width: 0 ft. 10 in. - 1 ft. 4 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Annual
    Herbaceous Perennial
    Houseplant
    Perennial
    Succulent
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Rounded
    Growth Rate:
    Rapid
    Maintenance:
    Low
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Available Space To Plant:
    12 inches-3 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    8a, 8b, 9a, 9b, 10a, 10b, 11a, 11b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Flower Description:
    Clusters of bright yellow, button-like flowers. Flowers are not ornamentally significant.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Gray/Silver
    White
    Leaf Feel:
    Velvety
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Rosulate
    Leaf Shape:
    Cordate
    Leaf Margin:
    Serrate
    Hairs Present:
    Yes
    Leaf Length:
    3-6 inches
    Leaf Width:
    3-6 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Silvery white, slightly wavy leaves with toothed edges feel like velvet and are somewhat heart-shaped. Leaves are up to 5 inches across.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Coastal
    Container
    Houseplants
    Landscape Theme:
    Cottage Garden
    Drought Tolerant Garden
    Rock Garden
    Design Feature:
    Accent
    Border
    Mass Planting
    Specimen
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Drought
    Fire
    Salt