Origin: EVJ 16889, Bashee river at Tsolorha, Eastern Cape province (TL)
An attractive miniature pendulous species.
Plant size: Well established plants, about 10 to 15 cm cm long are offered.
Cotyledon is a small sized genus of easy-growing succulent shrub-like plants, ranging from small compact sprawling species to larger shrubs. The leaves vary from smooth, covered with a powdery substance, sticky to being covered in hairs. The species in South African is commonly referred to as "Varkoor Plakkies" in Afrikaans. It is a widespread genus, found in South Africa. The variability in the genus presents an array of plant forms, sizes, leaf shapes, colours and textures. This spectrum of features makes them excellent plants for container gardening, the rockery or used in larger landscapes.
Caring for your Cotyledon
Pot: Cotyledon plants does very well in containers, some species like C. orbiculata is best suited to the garden
Soil: The plants are very willing and can adapt to most spoils.
Light: The brighter the light the more colourful and compact your plant will be. Although some Cotyledon can grow indoors, bright or direct sunlight is required for optimal growth.
Water: The plants prefer watering every week or two, but well established plants can tolerate prolonged droughts.