Are you heard about leaves come in different shapes, colors, sizes and texture? They can be smooth or itchy and big or small and even fuzzy. Yes, you heard that absolutely right. Plants with fuzzy or velvety leaves looks gorgeous and spongy to touch. Fuzzy leaves can enliven your kitchen space with their cuteness and interesting foliage. If you have zoophobia or allergic to pets, fuzzy and velvety texture of these houseplants allow you to enjoy feeling like pet’s fur.
If you are fed up by seeing monotonous or boring foliage around you and add something unique, you can add little forest in your kitchen with these elegant and remarkable fuzzy houseplants. Furry and wooly leaves of these indoor plants invite everyone to sit, hold the pot in the lab and feel their fuzzy texture with fingertips and thanks to nature.
Benefits of Fuzzy plants
- Tiny and soft hairs on the surface of leaves and stems can help to protect plants from environmental overarousal means feeling of stress out.
- Tiny hairs can also assist to increase humidity level in the air which enable plants to survive in harsh and warm climate.
- Fuzzy plants have excellent communication skill. They are not only give gorgeous look to your eyes but soothing effect by touching.
- Fuzzy plants loves that you touch them which help you to develop healthy relationship with plants. Touching your green friends can gives your great pleasure.
Are you excited to add some fuzzy plants in your collection and to give soothing and stylish look of your kitchen? Let’s explore a list of fuzzy houseplants below and choose one of them for you.
Lamb’s Ear (Stachys byzantine)
Lamb’s Ear is one of the flowering member of mint family and have thick and tiny oval shaped fuzzy leaves. It\s velvety and silvery-grey leaves are fuzzier than bunny’s (a young rabbit) ear. If you live in drafty areas, you will find Lamb’s ear best drought-tolerant plant. This sun-lover plant can spread frequently so, keep it in a large area of your kitchen. This fast-growing plant is also known as Wooly betony. If you take care this plant and fulfill its requirement, it will bestow you with tiny violet flowers on tall spikes in the form of reward.
How to grow and Care for Lamb’s Ear?
- Lamb’s Ear plant loves full exposure of sun to thrive in cooler climate while it prefer partial shade in warm weather. High heat intensity and dry air can burn out the beauty of leaves.
- This perennial don’t need a lot of water because they are drought-tolerant and dislike to sit in soggy soil. When 2 inches of soil feel dry out to the touch then it is time to water your Lamb’s Ear. Avoid from overwatering because it can kill your drought- tolerant plant.
- Never watering your plant from the top of leaves otherwise leaves will rot or face fungal leaf spots and powdery mildew if they receive excessive amount of water.
- Lamb’s Ear enjoy to sit in well-drained and slightly acidic soil and they don’t need any fertilizer.
Dusty Miler (Senecio cineraria)
Dusty Miler become center of attention for its aesthetic and stylish silver-grey ornamental foliage with yellow flower. This grey-leaf shrublike perennial are native to the Mediterranean. The lobed shaped and lacy leaves of Dusty Miler can grow up 2-6 inch long. When tiny hairs of leaves wet completely then underlying green color of leaf prominent. Combination of green leaf and white hairs look like snow on the leaf. Dusty Miler looks shinning and glowing in the moonlight. You can place it with other flowering plants that blooms in pink, white, magenta or violet.
Basic Guide tips of Dusty Miller’s Care
- This drought tolerant plant appreciate full exposure of sun to thrive and discourage partial shade of sun except in extremely hot days of summer. If you place it in low indirect light, it become leggy or sluggish and it is a great oppression on it.
- Although, it prefer moist, well-drained and rich soil but it can compromise with poor soil.
- Water regularly your green friend after planting and withhold water once the roots have developed.
- Dusty Miler loves warm weather so, protect it from bone-chilling cold and drafty areas.
Chenille Plant (Acalypha hispida, A. pendula)
Chenille is one of the most elegant and unique fuzzy plants with heart-shaped leaves and furry red flower. Its fluffy red flowers looks like furry red caterpillars move downward. Hanging basket is an ideal room for Chenille plant because it looks very pretty in it due to long foliage. You can also place it a spot where it can drape downward like over the edge of ledge.
Basic Caring Tips for Chenille Plant
- Chenille adore bright indirect light to thrive and hate direct sunlight. Keep away it from the full exposure of sun otherwise it will lose the beauty of its foliage.
- Keep the soil moist but not soggy for the pleasure and satisfaction of your Chenille plant. You can use soil probe tool to check the moisture level in soil and allow the top 2-3 inches of soil dry out before watering again.
- Chenille Plant prefer slightly acidic, loamy and well-drained soil to grow properly.
Old Man Cactus
Old Man Cactus is also known as Bunny Cactus and White Persian Cat Cactus because of its furry white hairs. Old Man Cactus is a spiky, towering and small cylindrical cactus with fluffy white hairs and blue-green branchless stem. It is native to the arid regions of Mexico. Its look amusing just like its name. Its hard nut to crack to kill this tough cactus with environmental overstimulation. Shaggy jacket of fluffy silver hair protect cactus from the sweltering and tropical sun.
Long silver hair of Old Man Cactus conceal the sharp yellow thorns that can prick you, they hide ominous secret. This furry googly-eyed Cactus is a slow-growing succulent and can meet marvelous (incredible) height of 10 to 15 meter and more. This bunny Cactus can become healthy and fully mature Cactus between 10 to 20 years and may produce reddish-pink flower near the top of the stem in hottest days of summer.
How to Grow and Care for Old Man Cactus?
- Old Man Cactus grow well in bright indirect sunlight so, keep it near the south-facing window where it can get enough bright indirect sunlight.
- It require well-draining pot and slightly acidic and nutrient rich cactus soil to thrive.
- Brutal spines beneath the overloaded cuteness of Old Man Cactus are always ready to prick you, be careful to handle this itchy and grumpy plant.
- Water your cute cactus with dry and soak method during growing season but avoid from watering during winter dormancy. You should use moisture meter for maintenance the cactus.
Bear Paw Jade
Bear Paw Jade (Cotyledon tomentosa) is a small and outstanding fuzzy succulent. It has a cluster of thick, oval-shaped fuzzy leaves with pointy dark red edges. It may produce beautiful and small orange bell-shaped flower n spring. They are center of attraction of pest like other succulents.
How to Grow and Care for Bear Paw Jade?
- Bear Paw Jade is a sun lover and enjoy bright shaded spot where it can receive sufficient bright indirect light. Temperature below 30F may harmful for Bear Paw Jade.
- Water your Bear Paw Jade ¼ Cup of water foe smaller paw while ½ Cup of water for large paw once in a week
- Water your green friend once every 2 -3 weeks during winter dormancy when soil completely dry out otherwise your plant get start shriveling.
- It need fast-draining pot and slightly acidic and nutrient rich succulent soil to thrive.
- Unlike other succulents, it can’t propagate by leaves. Cutting method is fastest way to propagate the bear paw jade.
- If your plants suffering from pets diseases, use rubbing alcohol or neem oil to kill the pest.
If you are looking forward to ticklish and versatile shrublike plant that can thrive both indoor and outdoor well, let me introduce you a pussy willow. Its fuzzy and fluffy white catkins are looks stunning and gorgeous in the spring under the full sun. It is also known as glaucous Willow.
How to Grow and Care for Pussy Willow?
- Pussy Willow love moisture so, always keep the soil slightly moist and loamy but not soggy.
- Pussy Willow grow well in full sun but it can tolerate partial shade.
- Eliminate all dead and damaged stems from the pussy willow.
- Pussy Willow loves more cold weather as compared to warm weather.
Green Goddess is one of the great fuzzy succulents with spongy rosette on its cluster of velvety and frosty green leaves. As one of the low-maintenance houseplants, it does not need a lot of water and great attention to thrive. Large, yellow-orange and bell-shaped flowers bloom on the lax stem at the end of winter and beginning of spring.
How to Grow and Maintain Green Goddess?
- Green Goddess grow well in full sun to light shade so, you can place it in east or west facing window of your kitchen where it can get four to six hours of sunlight per day.
- They show their best in slightly acidic (pH around 6.0) and well-drained succulent soil.
- Water your Green Goddess on daily basis in summer and spring but not in winter. Let the top layer of soil completely dry between each watering otherwise your green friend suffer from fungal diseases.
- Remove all dead and expire leaves from the plants because they may become cynosure (center of attention) for pests.