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Cotyledon orbiculata

Family: Crassulaceae (Crassula family)

Common names: Pig’s Ear (E);

Native to: Southern Africa
Succulent

Cotyledon orbiculata

EVERGREEN

FULL SUN

FROST HARDY

LOW WATER REQUIREMENTS

FAST GROWER

ATTRACTS BIRDS

ATTRACTS INSECTS

FLOWER COLOUR:

FLOWERING TIME:
J F M A M J J A S O N D

Cotyledon orbiculata

DESCRIPTION

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.

WILDLIFE & ECOLOGICAL BENEFITS
The brightly-coloured flowers attract bees and birds, which feed on the nectar of the plant.
WATER REQUIREMENTS
Water moderately.
MAINTENANCE
Low maintenance.
LANDSCAPING USES
Useful additions to a sunny rockery.
GARDEN THEMES
Country, Desert, Rockery
BUTTERFLY/MOTH HOST PLANT
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)
PESTS & DISEASES
Seldom attacked by pests and diseases.

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