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Pig's Ear, Round-Leafed Navel-Wort
Scientific Name: Cotyledon orbiculata L.
Synonym: Cotyledon elata, Cotyledon oblonga, Cotyledon ovata, Cotyledon ramosa
Family: Crassulaceae
Pig's Ear, Round-Leafed Navel-Wort (Cotyledon  orbiculata)
As Crassula rosularis at Holly Gate Nursery
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 16-17,21-24
USDA: 9b-12

Frost Tolerance: Most forms are hardy to 25 F (-4 C).

Heat Tolerance: Questionable, avoid full sun in summer

Sun Exposure: Light shade

Origin: Mountainous regions of Swaziland, South Africa (Cape Province, Mpumalanga, KwaZulu-Natal)

Growth Habits: Succulent shrub to 5 feet tall (1.5 m)

Watering Needs: Little water

Propagation: Seeds, cuttings

The Pig's Ear is probably the most common cotyledon in calculation. The fleshy rounded leaves are 2-3 inches in diameter (5-7 cm).

Pig's Ear, Round-Leafed Navel-Wort (Cotyledon  orbiculata)

Pig's Ear, Round-Leafed Navel-Wort (Cotyledon  orbiculata)

Blooming Habits:
Clusters of orange, pendulous, bell shaped flowers on a inflorescence sometimes in excess of 2 feet tall (60 cm). They come in late fall in Phoenix (late summer in most part of the country).

Fruiting Habits:

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