Cotyledon orbiculata, commonly known as pig's ear, is a versatile and visually appealing succulent plant native to South Africa. It's a member of the Crassulaceae family and is highly valued in gardens and indoor collections for its distinctive appearance and low-maintenance nature.
The plant features thick, fleshy leaves that are round or oval-shaped, resembling a pig's ear. The leaves are typically a soft, dusty green, often with a hint of gray, and are frequently edged or tipped with a reddish color, adding a striking contrast. These leaves grow on stout, branching stems and can reach up to 10-15 cm in length.
It blooms in the summer, producing tall flower stalks that bear small, bell-shaped flowers. These flowers are usually a bright shade of orange or red, creating a stunning visual display against the green foliage. The blossoms are a favorite among pollinators like bees and birds, adding an extra layer of dynamism to the garden.
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All plants are shipped bare-root with the exception of House Plants and Plant Club Subscription Boxes. House plants and succulents will ship from separate locations and may arrive at different times. Orders ship Monday-Friday each week. Please allow 1-3 business days for your order to be processed. We ship within the USA and its outlying territories ONLY. Read our full policy here.
Plant sizing is based on the diameter of the nursery pot (2", 2.5", 3", 4" etc), not the plant itself. Plants may be slightly larger or smaller than the pot they are grow in depending on availability or time of year. While we do our best to ship plants as similar to those pictured as possible, please keep in mind that all plants are unique from one to the next, and display color, shape, and growth variation based on current environment, time of year, and other contributing factors. Please note that we ship our plants as dry as possible in the fall and winter months to prevent root rot or freezing. They will plump back up after planting!