This is a tall growing species with Cotyledon woodii reaching to over 1 metre in height on good conditions. It grows naturally in areas with hot summers and mild winters.
The foliage is green with red leave margins being more prominent in winter. Over time it will form a small branching shrub. A few different forms are available, with varying foliage colour.
This is a varied group of plants and you may be interested in other Cotyledon species.
A well drained growing medium is essential and a position in good sun is needed.
Best grown in a container, especially in colder climates so it can be given some protection in winter.
Repot every second or third year using a potting mix which has good amounts of pumice and perlite added to improve drainage, or try a specialist cactus and succulent potting mix.
Use a liquid seaweed and fish fertiliser every 3 – 4 weeks when in active growth.
Generally from seed or from tip cuttings taken through the year and grown on under cover.
- Botanical Name – Cotyledon woodii
- Common Name – None Known.
- Family – Crassulaceae
- Origins – South Africa (Western Cape)
- Height – To 1m.
- Spread – To around .3m
- Growth rate – Medium.
- Position – Part shade to Full sun.
- Soil – Free draining.
- Flowers – Red.
- Flowering Time – Winter
- Foliage – Mid green.
- Frost tolerant – Light frosts only
- Drought tolerant – Medium
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