Also known as
Cliff Bells, Kransplakkie, Kransklokkies (Afr.)
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This plant has no fragrance
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Cliff Cotyledon Overview
Cotyledon pendens is a succulent perennial plant from the Crassulaceae family, originating from the Eastern Cape region of South Africa. Cotyledons can be divided into two groups. Group one consists of evergreen plants with a summer growing period. Group two is made up of deciduous plants, with large, solid fleshy stems. This group grows during the winter, and sheds its leaves during the summer. The plants hang in dangling mats or curtains of 60 cm long branched stems from sheer south-facing cliffs. Flowers grow in small clusters of up to four at a stem tip. The bell-shaped flowers petal lobes curl back, exposing the anthers. ZA Distribution: Eastern Cape.
Common problems with Cliff Cotyledon
Cliff Cotyledon Companion Plants
Aloe reynoldsii, Bulbine thomasiae, Adromischus liebenbergii subsp. orientalis, Albuca batteniana, Ornithogalum longibracteatum, Drimia anomala, Drimia loedolffiae, Haworthia cymbiformis var. setulifera, Crassula cordata, C. intermedia, C. perforata, Cero
How to propagate Cliff Cotyledon
Take cuttings from the stem with a few leaves attached. They root easily!
Sow seeds in Summer. Space them closely to grow as a mat. Sow 2 - 3mm deep; Germination time is about 3 weeks!