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Care of the plant Cotyledon orbiculata or Round-leafed navel-wort.

Care of the plant Cotyledon orbiculata or Round-leafed navel-wort

The genus Cotyledon, family Crassulaceae, includes 10 species of succulent plants native to Africa. Some species are: Cotyledon orbiculata, Cotyledon undulata, Cotyledon tomentosa, Cotyledon papillaris.

Common names: Red Edged Pig's Ear, Pig's ear, Round-leafed navel-wort. This species is native to South Africa.

They are succulent plants with a shrubby habit that reach 60 cm in height. The fleshy leaves appear in pairs along the stem and are rounded or ovate in shape. The flowers can be red, yellow or orange and appear in terminal panicles in groups of 15 flowers. They bloom in summer.

They are used as cover plants in the garden or in pots for patios, balconies and terraces.

The Cotyledon orbiculata needs full sun exposure and warm temperatures. They resist occasional frosts down to -3 ºC.

They can be grown in any soil that is well drained.

They are drought resistant plants; water moderately in spring and summer (wait for the soil to dry out) and eliminate winter waterings.

Fertilize in spring and summer monthly with mineral fertilizer.

They are easy to grow plants and resistant to pests and diseases; it's very important not to overwatering.

They propagate by stem or leaf cuttings in spring.

Images of the plant Cotyledon orbiculata or Round-leafed navel-wort

Cotyledon orbiculata
Cotyledon orbiculata
Cotyledon orbiculata
Cotyledon orbiculata
Cotyledon orbiculata
Cotyledon orbiculata
Cotyledon orbiculata
Cotyledon orbiculata arborescens
Cotyledon orbiculata arborescens
Cotyledon orbiculata Coral
 

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