Saturday, September 15, 2007

Succulent flowers

I don't know the name of this plant. I bought it a couple of years ago, delighted by the plump, fuzzy leaves that look like animal paws. They have recently bloomed for the first time. Look how pretty!

And fuzzy, too!


  1. I think I found your succulent name!

    Cotyledon ladismithiensis

    Family: Crassulaceae
    Genus: Cotyledon
    Species: ladismithiensis

    Common Name: Cotyledon ladismithiensis

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    USDA Zone ZONE 10
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    More about Cotyledon ladismithiensis

    Cotyledon ladismithiensis, native to South Africa, forms a small shrublet to 6" in height. Several "teeth" at the apex of each fleshy, fuzzy leaf give the appearance of "bearclaws". Clusters of yellowish-orange bell-shaped flowers in late spring. Porous soil with adequate drainage. Bright light for best form with ample airflow. Water thoroughly when soil is dry to the touch. Protect from frost.


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