Silver Dust Plant Care, the 'Snow White' Houseplant

Silver Dust Plant Care, the 'Snow White' Houseplant -- Looking at silver dust never makes you bored. The impression of elegance is seen on plants that have silver leaves. It was as if the plant was coated in snow depicting the winter atmosphere. As a unique plant collector, you need to know the following "Silver Dust Plant Care, the 'Snow White' Houseplant".

Silver Dust (Dusty Miller)


Every flower garden has a foliage foil to contrast the blossoms, and dusty miller (Jacobaea maritima) stands out as a versatile plant that can be used in any color scheme. This sun worshipper prefers full sun exposure and may become leggy if placed in a shady area. Dusty miller's delicate bright yellow flowers stand out against its silvery foliage. 


Pruning is optional, but yellowing leaves and flowering sprigs should be removed to keep this plant appearing full and healthy. Dusty miller grows nicely in the ground as well as in a variety of containers. The appearance of the leaves varies depending on the variety; 'Silverado' or 'Silver Lace' have fine, delicate feathery leaves, whereas 'Cirrus' has larger leaves. Dusty miller is poisonous to people, dogs, and cats.

Silver Dust Care


This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers dry to average moisture levels with very well-drained soil, and will often die in standing water. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for a low-water garden or xeriscape application.

Companion Plants for Silver Dust


Dusty miller's felted, silvery leaves pair beautifully with bright, trailing petunias or million bells. Also, purple and silver is a pleasing color combination, so consider snapdragons, lavender, or pansies as a great companion for dusty miller. It also looks great with other sun-loving plants like zinnias, pentas, and salvia.

Dusty miller complements ornamental grasses and adds a new texture to the garden. In contrast, basil mixed with dusty miller attracts pollinators, keeps other bugs at bay, and adds a lovely aroma to your garden.

Propagating Silver Dust


Silver Dust can be propagated by cuttings in the spring when the plants are producing the greatest new growth :

1. Using clean, sharp shears, cut a 6-inch stem.

2. Remove the leaves off the stem.

3. Rooting hormone should be applied to the stem.

4. Moisten a tiny pot with soilless potting soil until the water drains.

5. Place the stem in a bowl of moist potting soil.

6. Maintain moist and warm conditions until new leaves appear, then transplant as desired.

Common Pests and Plant Diseases


Slugs love to eat Silver Dust plants, especially in flowerbeds that get a lot of water. Handpick the pests or use beer traps to keep their numbers under control. Excessive watering, in addition to attracting slugs, can promote root rot in dusty miller plants. This is a bigger issue with clay soils. You can avoid it by planting your dusty miller plants in pots or raised beds in places with thick soil.

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Author        : Rieka

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