|CHECK Dormancy Table to SEE WHAT'S GROWING & WHAT'S DORMANT
We remove some of the soil when we ship. There are usually no issues with a plant out of soil or kept dry for a week or more. When you receive your plants, put them into a pot with moist soil. Give the roots opportunity to reachdown for water. Please check to see if your plants should be watered at the time of year you purchase. Some don't get a lot of water in winter and some not a lot of water in summer. How often you water depends on how quickly your soil dries out. Most important, don't overwater. Water well and allow your plants to dry out. The photos on our website represent what plants look like when growing. We are not selling the plant in the photo. Whether your plant has flowers depends on whether it is flowering at that time. A pot may be one large plant or more than one plant. Plants grow at a different pace and different sizes so if you order 2 plants coming out of the same size pot, they may not be the same size.
|Cotyledon tomentosa ssp. ladismithiensis
Cotyledon tomentosa ssp. ladismithiensis is a rare native of the Cape Province of South Africa. This area falls within the Cape Floristic Region, which is home to the greatest non-tropical concentration of plant species in the world. Almost 70% of plant species in the Cape Floristic Region, including Cotyledon tomentosa ssp. ladismithiensis, are endemic, meaning that they grow no where else in the world. In an effort to conserve the threatened flora of the Cape Province, the South African government has launched a massive program to remove invasive plants in order to encourage the regeneration of native vegetation. This information is courtesy of United States Botanic Garden link to U.S. botanic garden more info
Cotyledon ladismithiensis, native to South Africa, forms a small shrublet to 6" in height. Several "teeth" at the apex of each fleshy, fuzzy leaf give the appearance of "bearclaws". Clusters of yellowish-orange bell-shaped flowers in late spring. Porous soil with adequate drainage. Bright light for best form with ample airflow. Water thoroughly when soil is dry to the touch. Protect from frost.