Cotyledon orbiculata

Cotyledon orbiculata

Sedum

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Cotyledon orbiculata
  • Common name: Sedum
  • Family: Crassulaceae
  • Plant Type: Cactus or succulent
Flower colour:

Orange

Foliage colour:

Silver

Cotyledon orbiculata is a South African native evergreen succulent bearing fleshy, round silvery leaves with fine red margins. In late summer orange bell-shaped flowers hang from tall stems. It’s ideal for growing in containers both on its own and with other succulents, and in dry or gravel gardens.

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Despite not commonly being grown in Britain, Cotyledon orbiculata is hardy to -5°C. However, for peace of mind it’s good practice to bring plants under cover in autumn.

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For best results grow Cotyledon orbiculata in full sun in gritty, well-drained soil in a sheltered spot. Water sparingly.

How to grow Cotyledon orbiculata

  • Plant size

    1.3m height

    60cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Front

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Hardiness: Half hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do not Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Cotyledon orbiculata and wildlife

Cotyledon orbiculata has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Cotyledon orbiculata poisonous?

Cotyledon orbiculata has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

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