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Cotyledon variegata

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Cotyledon ladismithiensis variegata succulent goes by the common name Variegated bear paw. The Bears paw, a member of the Crassulaceae family, has a distinctly elliptical shape - that is why it is known as the Bear's paw. It is a rare evergreen succulent and is usually a tiny plant not growing more than a meter high. The leaves are round and furry, with yellow lines and red teeth-like formations on edge. A native to South Africa, this slow-growing plant goes dormant in winter. From winter to spring, the Variegated bear paw succulent blooms into bell-shaped bright orange flowers. The plant is not frost-hardy and requires ​​bright, indirect light for best growth.

Growth Rate

The Cotyledon ladismithiensis f. Variegata has a slow-growth rate.

Flowering

The succulent Bear paw plant blooms between winter to spring into bright orange bell-shaped flowers.

Watering and Feeding

Bear paw plant care's foremost rule is deep watering during the growing season or summer. The soak and drain method is the best way to water the plant optimally. Another aspect of Variegated bear paw succulent care is fertilizing it once a month during the growing season.

Soil

The soil for the Cotyledon bear paw plant should be well-drained; else, its root can rot. For the best Variegated bear paws care, mix the locally available soil with perlite, vermiculite, and sand.

Hardiness

The hardiness zone for the Bear paw variegated is 9b to 11b. It is not frost-hardy; hence, get it indoors during winters.

Light

The Variegated bear paws grow well when exposed to bright, indirect light.

Propagation

The propagation of Bear paw succulent variegated is best done through stem cuttings.

You must know that the leaves of the Variegated bear paws succulent is extremely fragile. Therefore, ensure delicate Cotyledon ladismithiensis variegata care for best results.

Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz

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