How to grow Cotyledon papillaris

Cotyledon papillaris grow and care – subshrubs succulent of the genus Cotyledon also know Bear’s Paw, Cotyledon papillaris perennial evergreen used as ornamental drought tolerant plant, can grow in mediterranean, desert, subtropics climate and growing in hardiness zone 10-12

Leaves color green with prominent in stronger color mostly red, looks like a fingertip the leaf shape spoon, leaves fleshy.

Cotyledon papillaris flower

Flower color orange or yellow in bell shape and the edge is star shape the flowers small grow in clusters on stems.

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How to grow Cotyledon papillaris growing and care:

Well drained soil, more than light frost, rich soil

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative Reproduction

Is it necessary to use vegetative reproduction?
No, but easy

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
Spring, summer, autumn

Pests and diseases:
Powdery mildew, aphids

Pruning season:
All year

How to prune a Cotyledon papillaris:
Dead flower stems

Size of the plant?
10-30cm, 4-12 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Slow growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade / Full Shade

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Winter, spring

General information about the flower
Orange or yellow in bell shape in the edge star shape the flowers small grow in clusters on stems.

Scientific name:

Cotyledon papillaris

How to grow Cotyledon papillaris

Cotyledon papillaris


Blooming Seasons
  • Spring flowers
  • Winter flowers
Flower colors
  • Orange flower
  • Yellow flower
  • Desert Climate
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
Leaf color
  • Red leaves
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental flower
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Slow growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Evergreen
  • Perennial plant
  • Subshrub
  • Succulent
Plant Uses
  • Colored leaves
  • Drought tolerant plants
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
  • Part shade Plants
  • Shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Small amounts of water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 11
  • Hardiness zone 12

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