Plant Care Cocoon Plant

Cocoon Plant

Also known as

Wooly Senecio, Woolly Senecio, senecio haworthii cocoon and Senecio hawthorii


Caputia tomentosa

How to care for Cocoon Plant

💦 Water

How often to water your Cocoon Plant

Water needs for Cocoon Plant
0.5 cups
every 12

Cocoon Plant needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Cocoon Plant

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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☀️ Light

Finding light for Cocoon Plant in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Cocoon Plant: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Cocoon Plant may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Cocoon Plant in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Cocoon Plant

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Cocoon Plant: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Cocoon Plant after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Care Summary for Cocoon Plant

Cocoon Plant

Cocoon Plant

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 12 days


< 3ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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