Posted 2Y ago by @RukaFreeAsFuck


I got this plant from a nice old woman and it had black leaves so i got it home and pruned it but it so droopy
6” pot with drainage
Last watered 2 years ago
Best Answer


Silver dust needs full sun to stay compact and keep their fabulous foliage color. Plants growing in shade are leggy and produce fewer of the hairs that give them their silvery color.


Silver dust plants adapt to a variety of soils, but good drainage is key for healthy plants. Whether your soil is on the rocky side or is characterized by clay, you can improve both your pH (it prefers a range of 5.5 to 6.0) and drainage by amending it with compost.


The fuzzy growth that gives silver dust its sheen also helps plants stand tall in periods of drought. Like other plants that hail from Mediterranean climates, silver dust can get by with occasional watering once it is established. A layer of organic mulch will make plants even less dependent on supplemental irrigation. One inch of water per week is enough to keep silver dust growing strong. It does not like soggy conditions.

temperature and humidity

As a Mediterranean plant, silver dust thrives in hot, sunny climates. Excessive humidity isn't a problem as long as plants have adequate spacing and a position in full sun.


Silver dust plants are light feeders, and only need supplemental fertilizers in areas with very poor soil. In this case, it's better to feed and improve the soil at the same time by adding organic matter like well-rotted manure or leaf mold.