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Cotyledon barbeyi

Family: Crassulaceae (Crassula family)

Common names: Pig’s Ears (E); Plakkie (A);

Native to: Southern Africa
Perennial, Shrub, Succulent
A branching succulent shrub which bears striking, coral-red pendulous flower.

Cotyledon barbeyi

EVERGREEN

FULL SUN

FROST HARDY

LOW WATER REQUIREMENTS

FAST GROWER

ATTRACTS BIRDS

ATTRACTS INSECTS

FLOWER COLOUR:

AVERAGE SIZE:

0.3m x 0.4m
FLOWERING TIME:
J F M A M J J A S O N D

Cotyledon barbeyi

DESCRIPTION

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.

NATURAL HABITAT & DISTRIBUTION
Rocky outcrops.
WILDLIFE & ECOLOGICAL BENEFITS
Attracts bird and insects with its abundant nectar source.
WATER REQUIREMENTS
Water moderately.
MAINTENANCE
Low maintenance.
LANDSCAPING USES
A wonderful addition to a succulent garden.
The bright flowers attract bees, sunbirds and butterflies.
GARDEN THEMES
Bushveld, Rockery, Succulent, Woodland
FOLIAGE
BUTTERFLY/MOTH HOST PLANT
Leptomyrina gorgias (Common Black-eye)

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