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A picture of a Barberton Pig’S Ears

Barberton Pig’S Ears

Cotyledon egglii

Also known as

Barberton-Plakkie (Afr.)

Full Sun
Easy care


USDA zone


Minimum temperature


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

More images of Barberton Pig’S Ears

Cotyledon egglii, flowers.
The south-facing cliff habitat of Cotyledon egglii at Linga Longa, near Barberton, Mpumalanga.
Cotyledon egglii in habitat, flowering at Serenity near Kaap Muiden, Mpumalanga.

Barberton Pig’S Ears Overview

A recently named succulent shrublet, recognized by its wedge-shaped (cuneiform), green leaves, sparsely beset with glandular hairs and bearing tubular, orange to dull orange flowers in autumn, that are pollinated by sunbirds. It grows on steep rocky slopes and cliffs in Savanna vegetation of the mountainous terrain of the Barberton Centre of Endemism, Mpumalanga.  Cotyledon egglii is easily grown and one of a dozen species of Cotyledon growing in South Africa (Van Jaarsveld & Koutnik 2004). ZA Distribution: Mpumalanga.

Special features of Barberton Pig’S Ears

Attracts birds

Drought resistant

Pot plant

Indoor plant