Senecio haworthii can be identified as a perennial dwarf succulent, one of the most attractive of its kind. The plant belongs to the aster family and comes from South Africa, where it is pretty rare. The first mention of the Cocoon Plant appeared in 1803 when the famous botanist Adrian Hardy Haworth described it in his book using the name "Cacalia Tomentosa".
Senecio haworthii reaches up to 30 cm (12 in) tall and up to 60 cm (24 in) wide, with attractive white leaves that grow from the stem to form small bushes. White hairs on the leaves create a shimmering effect when they rise up.
The upper inflorescence has small yellow flowers that bloom between winter and summer. Also, flowers grow in bunches on unbranched stems of small size.