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Silver ruffel cotyledon

Cotyledon undulata

Silver Crown(Eng.)

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Cotyledon undulata is perhaps the most widely grown Cotyledon. Silver crown has unusual grey-white to blue-grey scallop-shaped undulating leaves that give it a very sculptural shape. There is a powdery waxy coating over the whole leaf. The stems are covered with a thick, white, coating. The flowers are orange to yellow. Should never be watered from above as the beautiful bloom will wash off the plant.

Planning

Difficulty
Moderate
Flowering time
Summer, Spring
Fruiting time
Autumn

Harvesting

Usually not harvested.

Propagation

Cuttings
Leaves or stems can be used for cuttings. Leave the cuttings to dry out for a few days to form a callus. Plant the ends of the cuttings into gritty, free draining, potting mix to root.

Special features

Pot plant
Grows well in large pots, provided there is good drainage.

Geography

Origin
South Africa
Natural climate
Mediterranean and sub-tropical

Environment

Light
Partial Sun
Soil moisture
Dry
Soil type
Loam, Sand
Soil PH preference
Neutral
Frost hardiness
Tender

Uses

Ornamental
Excellent for growing in dry flower beds and rockeries.

Personality

Family
Crassulaceae
Flower colour
, Orange
Scent
None

Problems

Slugs and snails will nibble on the leaves.

Companion plants

Other succulents

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