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Cotyledon orbiculata var. oblonga

Cotyledon orbiculata var. oblonga

Cotyledon orbiculata var. oblonga

Chalk fingers

This striking succulent spreads slowly to form a dense carpet of silvery-gray finger-like foliage. The upright sturdy flower stems rise boldly 15-18" above the foliage. Clusters of bell-shaped salmon flowers dangle from the tip of the stem like an outrageously over-the-top candelabra!

This striking succulent spreads slowly to form a dense carpet of silvery-gray finger-like foliage. The upright sturdy flower stems rise boldly 15-18" above the foliage. Clusters of bell-shaped salmon flowers dangle from the tip of the stem like an outrageously over-the-top candelabra!



Additional:

Native to South Africa.

Chalk fingers Growing and Maintenance Tips

Maintenance of this succulent is minimal and easy; just cut the flower stems off at the base when the flowers have died.  If you need to reduce the width of the plant, cut back the stems as required.


Cotyledon orbiculata var. oblonga Characteristics

Attributes

  • Wind resistant
  • Heat Tolerant
  • Evergreen
  • Drought Tolerant

Flower color

  • Salmon

Growth habit (plant shape)

  • Prostrate

Exposure

  • Full sun - Coast
  • Morning sun
  • Light or dappled shade

Season of interest (flowering)

  • Summer

Season of interest (foliage)

  • Winter
  • Summer
  • Spring
  • Fall

Critter resistance

  • Deer resistant

Wildlife appeal

  • Attracts hummingbirds

Suggested uses

  • Container
  • Median strip
  • Firescaping
  • Groundcover
  • Green roof
  • Under CA native oaks
  • Swimming pool area