Cotyledon Pendens
Cotyledon Pendens
Cotyledon Pendens
Cotyledon Pendens
Cotyledon Pendens
Cotyledon Pendens
Cotyledon Pendens
Cotyledon Pendens
Cotyledon Pendens
Cotyledon Pendens

Cotyledon pendens Cliff Cotyledon

(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 pendens is a hardy plant that requires minimal maintenance. Belonging to the Crassulaceae family, the Cotyledon pendens common name is Cliff cotyledon. It is a native to South Africa where these plants hang down from cliffs. This trailing plant grows close to the ground as a shrub. The multi-branched succulent reaches a maximum height of 2 feet, growing as cascading strings. The branches bear multiple tear-shaped leaves that appear as powdery grey-green with a reddish margin at the tip. Cotyledon pendens succulent flowers in mid-summer when red or orange-colored bell-shaped flowers fill the plant. The plant is not frost-hardy and grows at a fast pace. For the best growth, the winter-dormant plant needs full sunlight.

Growth Rate

This succulent plant is fast-growing.


The Cliff cotyledon succulent flowers in mid-summer. Bell-shaped red and orange flowers fill the plant.


One of the Cotyledon pendens care tips is to water the plant once every week during the hot months. During winters, the plant should be watered once or twice a month. Fertilize the plant only when you notice that it has stopped growing. Fertilize using an ordinary fertilizer not nitrogen-rich.


Another essential Cotyledon pendens care tip is to use porous soil. Take cactus potting mix or mix regular soil with sand and add pumice to the pot bottom.


The plant is not frost-hardy. It grows well in warm areas. The hardiness zone is 10A-11B.


This plant loves full sunlight and will thrive when exposed to the bright sun. Also, ensure free-flowing air around the plant.


The best way is to use Cotyledon pendens cuttings for propagation.

Cotyledon pendens are toxic to animals and humans. Not much care is required as far as pest infestation is concerned. Just take care that there is no mealybug attached. The online store Planet Desert is the best place to buy this amazing plant.

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Blooming Season spring and summer
Common Name Cliff Cotyledon
Dormancy summer
Family Crassulaceae
Flower orange-red
Frost Tolerance 0 °C
Growth Rate Slow growth
Hardiness Zone 10a to 11b
Height 60 cm
Origin Eastern Cape in South Africa
Pot Size 3.5"
Scientific Name Cotyledon Pendens
Shape much-branched shrublet plant
Sun Exposure Full sun to partial shade

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Linda D.
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Great Service!

Nice and easy instructions to follow. I like the fact that each plant came in a container verse wrapped in paper.

John i.
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Wonderful products!

Wonderful products and amazingly well shipped! Thanks!

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Alice A.
United States United States

Nice plant

A little worse for ware due to stem cracking and leaf loss, but I cannot fault the packaging. This species just doesn’t seem to take jostling well. The base of the plant and roots are in good shape so I expect it’ll bounce back quickly.

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