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Cotyledon Orbiculata. Pig's Ear.
The Cotyledon Orbiculata is a very beautiful but variable evergreen succulent. Densely branched stems with fleshy but flattened attractive obovate leaves, similar in shape to a Pig's ear, hence the common name. Grey-green in colour the leaves are covered with a powdery waxy coating over the whole leaf which helps reflect sunlight to conserve water. In high light the leaves take on an striking pink-red colour.

Upright florescenses occur up to 70cm tall bearing dense clusters of small tubular upside down bell shaped flowers which can be either blood orange-red colour or a paler salmon-orange.

Easy to grow it makes a very unique and pretty houseplant in the UK given plenty of light. They can stand outside through summer but best kept frost free. 


Photos 1-5 show some of the actual plants in stock now 2023. These plants are exceptional quality coming from a specialist grower.

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SKU: CotyOrbiculata-7
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  • Latin Name: Cotyledon Orbiculata.

    Common Name: Pig's Ear. Round-Leaf Navel Wort. 
    Native to: South Africa.
    Hardiness: Around -3 for short periods  but better kept frost free. Can be put out through Summer but brought in through Winter
    Growth: Evergreen succulent. Fleshy flattened obovate shaped leaves, grey-green in colour taking on a pink-red colour in high light. Leaves are covered in a powdery waxy coating all over to conserve water. Dense clusters of delicate tubular upside down bell shaped flowers. Ideal houseplant. Easy to care for. Can survive neglect.
    Sunlight: Bright light with some direct sun.
    Exposure: Sheltered.
    Soil: Well drained.

    Moisture: Water regularly through the growing season. Allow to dry between waterings. Sparingly in winter, only when the leaves start to shrivel. Do not let sit in water. Do not mist.

    Feeding: Feed once or twice during growing season with a balanced catus liquid feed at half strength.

  • Available For Delivery Now 2023.


    All palms have been imported with phytosanitary certificates from top quality growers.

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