Cotyledon orbiculata
Cotyledon orbiculata
Cotyledon orbiculata
Cotyledon orbiculata
Cotyledon orbiculata
Cotyledon orbiculata
Cotyledon orbiculata
Cotyledon orbiculata
Cotyledon orbiculata
Cotyledon orbiculata
Cotyledon orbiculata
Cotyledon orbiculata

Cotyledon orbiculata

(This plant comes in a 3.5 inch pot. All of our plants are grown under the same conditions, although not all the plants are the same. You will receive a similar plant in size and shape to the ones in the pictures. Our plants are hand-picked and carefully selected to bring you the best quality possible. Please allow us up to 3 business days to process your order. If you wish to receive your order on a specific date, or have special instructions, please add a note at the checkout . The plant is shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots).


Cotyledon orbiculata

Cotyledon orbiculata, also known as pig's ear or round-leafed navel-wort, is a South African succulent plant belonging to the genus Cotyledon.
is an extremely variable species that grows to approximately 1.3 m (4.3 ft) in height. It has gray-green leaves that can be up to 13 by 7 cm (5.1 by 2.8 in) with a white powdery substance on them that helps reflect sunlight and conserve water.The shape of the leaves was thought to have a resemblance to a pig's ear, thus the common name.

The bell-shaped flowers are small, usually less than 3 cm (1.2 in) in length, and droop from the top of a 60 cm (24 in) tall stalk.
Cotyledon orbiculata has a number of medicinal uses. In South Africa, the fleshy part of the leaf is applied to warts and corns. Heated leaves are used as poultices for boils and other inflammations. Single leaves may be eaten as a vermifuge and the juice has been used to treat epilepsy.
However, the leaves contain a bufanolide called cotyledontoxin, which is toxic to sheep, goats, horses, cattle, poultry, and dogs, causing a condition known as cotyledonosis.

 

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
Dormancy Summer
Family Crassulaceae
Flower Red-orange
Frost Tolerance -5° C for short periods
Growth Rate Fast
Hardiness Zone 9b - 11
Height 4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 M)
Origin South africa
Pot Size 3.5"
Scientific Name Cotyledon orbiculata
Shape Rosette
Sun Exposure Full sun to partial shade

Cotyledon orbiculata


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