***This plant is fragile so it will be shipped bare root carefully wrapped in bubblewrap and recycled newspaper. Cotyledon tomentosa subsp. ladismithiensis, native to South Africa, is also known as Cotyledon Bear Paw or Bear’s Paw. It is a succulent shrublet up to 12 inches (30 cm) tall. It is densely branched and covered with fine tiny white hairs, giving it a velvety look. The leaves are up to 2 inches (5 cm) long, fleshy, yellow-green, sometimes with reddish tips. These leaves usually have from 1 to 3 apical teeth, resembling the "bear claws". Cotyledon Bear's Paw produces clusters of yellow to orange-red bell-shaped flowers in late spring.
Soil: Porous soil with adequate drainage. Light: Bright light and ample airflow. Water: Water thoroughly when soil is dry to the touch then let drain completely.
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F) USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F) USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F) USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 °C (40 °F).