Cotyledon is a genus that includes numerous varieties of perennial shrubby leaf and stem succulents native to Southern Africa and the Arabian peninsula. Cotyledon succulents usually have tubular orange or salmon pink flowers with curled petal tips that bloom in the summer.
Cotyledons are small adorable plants to medium sized shrubs to 2 meters. All have succulent leaves and thickened stems. Cotyledons name comes from the first two leaves that a dicotyledonous plant seed has after germination. That appear as opposite large fleshy rounded leaves. Hardy drought tolerant, easy to grow outdoors or as container plants. Cotyledon is a great succulent for beginner growers.