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Cotyledon Orbiculata 'Silver Peak'

 

Pig's Ear 'Silver Peak'

Cotyledon orbiculata are succulent plants with thick leaves, in colours varying from green to grey, often with a red line around the margin. Leaf shapes also vary. The plants can be mat forming or clump forming or small to medium shrubs. 'Silver Peak' has a branching habit. The succulent leaves are silvery in colour.

 
plant Features
  • Pigs Ear Silver Peak likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Pigs Ear Silver Peak likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Pigs Ear Silver Peak is a little frost hardy: 32f (0°c)

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Pigs Ear Silver Peak likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Pig's Ear 'Silver Peak'

Latin name

Cotyledon Orbiculata 'Silver Peak'

type

Succulent

family

Crassulaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Pigs Ear Silver Peak likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Pigs Ear Silver Peak is a little frost hardy: 32f (0°c)

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Soil

    Pigs Ear Silver Peak likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

  • Water

    Pigs Ear Silver Peak likes very little water

    Very little water

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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Pigs Ear Silver Peak is 0.50meters x 0.50meters 0.50 M 0.50 M

Cotyledon Orbiculata 'Silver Peak'

Cotyledon orbiculata are succulent plants with thick leaves, in colours varying from green to grey, often with a red line around the margin. Leaf shapes also vary. The plants can be mat forming or clump forming or small to medium shrubs. 'Silver Peak' has a branching habit. The succulent leaves are silvery in colour.


Planting

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Cotyledons require a free-draining gritty mix and plenty of sun. They are tolerant of cool, frost-free conditions during the winter if kept dry. Cotyledons should be kept in a sunny position. Plant young plants in pots and keep indoors until they are well established. Plant outside only if they are offered frost protection through the winter months. Pot plants can be moved outside once all risk of frost has passed. They will not survive poor light or bad drainage in the wet.

 

Propagation

From Early Spring TO Late Winter

For cuttings, simply snip off a piece of the plant and set it aside in a shady place. Let it rest for a couple of days to harden off, allowing the freshly cut end to callous over. Then pop it in a pot or the ground and water. Cuttings can be left for a couple of weeks before planting. To grow from leaves, remove the entire leaf and set aside in a shady spot. In about three weeks, roots will form on the leaf and a new plant will develop at the base.

 
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