Is it an Alien from a faraway world? Nope! The Silver spider is a stemless succulent with an otherworldly appearance! Well adapted to harsh climates the little succulent has an interesting appearance!
Grow pot size: 11cm
Overall height including grow pot: 20cm
Plant Care Level: Easy
Key Benefits of Silver Spider
The Silver Spider plant is a ground-dwelling succulent that has evolved to withstand harsh climates.
It has developed a fuzzy silver coating to guard itself against the harsh sun of its native habitat!
Silver Spider Plant Care Tips
How to care for information:
Binomial Name: Senecio scaposus
Other Common Names: Wooly Senecio, Silver coral
Care Level: Easy
Light: Bright direct light
Water: Allow the top 5cm of the soil to dry before watering.
The Silver Spider Plant Story
Where is it from?
The little succulent is native to South Africa
Who is the Silver Spider?
The Silver Spider is a small ground-dwelling stemless succulent. That branches outwards from its centre, looking like a piece of fossilised coral reef. One might think the little plant was a rock! It can be found growing in South Africa on rock cropping and desert cliffs.
Is the Silver Spider the right plant for me?
Easy to care for the silver spider does best with underwatering and lots of light! Because this is succulent, the root system is poorly adapted to fine nutrient-rich water-retaining soil. Make sure the soil is completely dried out or almost dry before watering.
In poorly lit areas, the Silver spider's stem will lose its silver colour and appear green and thin. The succulent requires bright direct sunlight and lots of it!
Location Suggestions: We suggest placing the little succulent anywhere with low humidity and bright light! The perfect location is in front of a southern facing window.
Provide a maximum of 6hrs of bright direct sunlight
It is better to water sparingly. Ensure that the top 5cm of soil is dry before attempting to water.
The ideal temperature is 10oC to 21oC
Use a fertilizer formulated for cactus bi-weekly in the spring and summer.