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Pig Ears

Cotyledon orbiculata
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POS ID: 167620
Large rounded leaves silver-green in color are edged with red. Reminiscent of a pig's ear, this succulent blooms pink flowers on tall stems in the summer.
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Container Size:
4" container
 
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Quick Facts

  • South African succulent
  • Easy care
  • Vibrant orange flower stalks

Details

Large rounded leaves silver-green in color are edged with red. Reminiscent of a pig's ear, this succulent blooms pink flowers on tall stems in the summer.

Weight: 3 lbs

Container Size: 4" container

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About This Plant

Type

Succulents

Leaf Color

Green

Flowering

Flowering

Mature Height

Up to 8 inches

Mature Width

Up to 12 inches

Features

Attracts birds, bees, and butterflies

Seasonality

Leaf Lifespan

Evergreen

Leaf Time of Year

Spring

Bloom Time

Summer

Bloom Color

Orange

Plant Care Tips

Planting Instructions
Dig a hole at least twice the diameter of the root ball and 1.5 times deeper. Amend heavy soils with gravel, coarse sand, or a cactus and succulent mix to improve drainage. Return a few inches of soil mixture to the planting hole. Remove the plant from the container and gently tease out the roots on the surface of the root ball. Plant with the top of the root ball at ground level. Back-fill around the root ball with the rest of the soil mixture, gently firming it in as you go, and build a short berm of soil around the plant to create a watering basin. Water the plant thoroughly to settle the soil around the roots. Water new plants lightly but frequently to avoid rotting the roots. Check for water needs every few days to once per week. Mulch with gravel to improve drainage of water from the base of the plant.
General Care Description
Due to its spreading capabilites, it is best to diivde clumps to lengthen life. They are very easy to care for requireming minimum water and fertlizer care. Remove spent blooms and flowers to promote new growth.

Effort of Care

Low

Soil Type

Average, well-drained soil

Growth Rate

Moderate

Light Needs

Prefers full sun though can also grow in partial sun.

Water Needs

Best to allow soil to dry atleast two inches into soil, over watering will result in root rot.

Disease and Pests

Snails, slugs, mealybugs

USDA Hardiness Zone

9

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