Cotyledon barbeyi

A branching succulent shrub which bears striking, coral-red pendulous flower.
FLOWER COLOUR:  
AVERAGE SIZE (H) x (W): 0.3m x 0.4m
FLOWERING TIME:   J F M A M J J A S O N D
FRUITING TIME:   J F M A M J J A S O N D

A robust, much branched, perennial, succulent herb. Its leaves are mostly basal, fleshy and vary from broadly ovate to lanceolate and even linear. Leaves can be smooth or covered with glandular hairs. It produces pendulous red tubular flowers with a satiny sheen. The flower tube always bulges between the calyx lobes. This is the main characteristic that distinguishes this plant from Cotyledon orbiculata.

ECOLOGICAL BENEFITS:
Attracts bird and insects with its abundant nectar source.

NATURAL HABITAT & DISTRIBUTION:
Rocky outcrops.

MAINTENANCE:
Low maintenance.

WATER REQUIREMENTS:
Water moderately.

GARDEN THEMES:
Bushveld, rockery, succulent, woodland

LANDSCAPING USES:
A wonderful addition to a succulent garden.
The bright flowers attract bees, sunbirds and butterflies.
FLOWERS:
WILDLIFE GALLERY:
BUTTERFLY LARVAL HOST:
Leptomyrina gorgias (Common Black-eye)

FULL GALLERY:
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