Cotyledon orbiculata

FLOWER COLOUR:  
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

This succulent plant has thick, round leaves which may vary from green to grey, often with a red line around the margin. The colourful, hanging, tubular/bell-shaped flowers are carried in clusters on the ends of an elongated flower stalk. They are mostly orange-red , but yellow flowering forms are also occasionally found.

ECOLOGICAL BENEFITS:
The brightly-coloured flowers attract bees and birds, which feed on the nectar of the plant.

MAINTENANCE:
Low maintenance.

WATER REQUIREMENTS:
Water moderately.

GARDEN THEMES:
Country, desert, rockery

LANDSCAPING USES:
Useful additions to a sunny rockery.
FLOWERS:
FOLIAGE:
WILDLIFE GALLERY:
BUTTERFLY LARVAL HOST:
Anthene butleri (Pale Hairtail)
Chrysoritis chrysaor (Burnished Opal)
Chrysoritis natalensis (Natal Opal)
Leptomyrina gorgias (Common Black-eye)
Leptomyrina henningi (Henning's Black-eye)
Leptomyrina lara (Cape Black-eye)

FULL GALLERY:
WITH THANKS TO:
Charles & Julia Botha for their input on butterfly larval hosts, Bring Butterflies back to your Garden