Look out, lovers of fuzzed-out succulents. The texturally lovable Cotyledon ladismithiensis will raise the hairs on your arms...or heart. Several "teeth" at the apex of each fleshy, fuzzy leaf give the appearance of bear paws. Clusters of bell-shaped yellowish-orange flowers come in late spring. Water with caution in the winter. It can lose roots if the soil stays cold and wet for too long. Desirable as a complement to aloes or classic rose-shaped succulents like echeverias in a dish garden, or in a rock garden in temperate climates.
SURVIVE & THRIVE
Bloom time: Spring
Size: 4 to 6 inches tall and wide
Plant in porous soil with adequate drainage
Filtered light to bright light with ample airflow
Water thoroughly when soil is completely dry to the touch
Hardiness: USDA Zone 9b (25-30° F)
Part of what makes succulents so fascinating are the myriad ways they express themselves throughout the year, depending on light, season, temperature, soil, and hydration. For those and other reasons, the plants you receive may not look exactly as they appear on our website.