Cotyledon Orbiculata Variegated
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Cotyledon Orbiculata Variegated or Pigs Ear belongs to the Crassulaceae family and is a 4 feet tall plant that is native to the Arabian Peninsula and South Africa. This summer dormant plant is oval-shaped and the flowers are bell-shaped.
Pigs Ear grows very slowly and no amount of fertilizer can boost its growth. However, ample sunlight during its growing season might do the trick.
Cotyledon Orbiculata flowers bloom mostly in late summer from June to August. The flower is usually orange to red, but some also have a yellowish one.
Watering and Feeding
The succulent only needs water to survive. This means that you need to only water when the soil is dry and that too very less. Use a highly diluted, general-purpose fertilizer in late spring and feed lightly for additional Cotyledon Orbiculata care.
A good mixture is 50% cactus potting soil and 50% sand mixed in. Sands or big elongated clay particles might also be helpful.
Pig’s ear succulent plant is suitable for growing in USDA plant hardiness zones 9b to 12. It requires a minimum temperature of about 5°C but will take a light frost and is hardy down to -5°C.
Cotyledon orbiculata loves bright light. The plant needs time to acclimate to its environment, so don’t move it from shade to sunlight too quickly.
Cotyledon orbiculata succulent can be propagated by seeds and by cuttings. For seeds, simply sow the seeds in well-drained soil and keep the soil lightly moist until germination occurs.
Pig’s Ear Plant is prone to mealybugs and aphids. If you notice any of these pests, take action quickly to eliminate them. You can use horticultural oil or insecticidal soap to treat the plant.
Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz
|Blooming Season||Mid winter|
|Common Name||Pig's ear|
|Frost Tolerance||-5° C for short periods|
|Hardiness Zone||9b - 11|
|Height||4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 M)|
|Scientific Name||Cotyledon orbiculata|
|Sun Exposure||Full sun to partial shade|