Cotyledon orbiculata

Water Needs

low; drought-hardy

Cotyledon orbiculata
Succulent
Pig's Ear

40 cm; varieties based on differences in leaf and flower shape. Size also differs

Size

Light Conditions

sun; semi-shade

Frost

Moderate to hardy

Flowers

Peach to red. Mostly in winter from June to August; winter

Sun, semi-shade; rockery; walls; dry soils; sandy soils; clay soils; slope bank; wildlife bees insects butterflies butterfly host; narrow spaces;

Garden Situation

Habitat

rocky places; grassland; hot & dry; fynbos; coastal eastern cape; coastal kzn; urban streets

Region

thicket; western cape; succulent karoo

Rain Season

Summer, winter

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Description

Rounded, bright green or grey leaves show off the gorgeous shades of peach to orange and even pale pink of the drooping umbels. Flower tips recurve and leaf margins often tipped with red. Colours influenced by growing environment. Flowering June to August, often midsummer in W. Cape. Widespread through Eastern Cape, Northern Cape, Western Cape, often in rocky areas.

Cotyledon orbiculata
Cotyledon orbiculata