Cotyledon pendens Cliff Cotyledon
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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.
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.
Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz
|Blooming Season||spring and summer|
|Common Name||Cliff Cotyledon|
|Frost Tolerance||0 °C|
|Growth Rate||Slow growth|
|Hardiness Zone||10a to 11b|
|Origin||Eastern Cape in South Africa|
|Scientific Name||Cotyledon Pendens|
|Shape||much-branched shrublet plant|
|Sun Exposure||Full sun to partial shade|