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Silver Ruffle Cotyledon

Cotyledon orbiculata var. oblonga 'Undulata'

Also known as

Silver Crown, Silver Ruffles

Partial Shade
Moderate care
Light watering
Tender

13b

USDA zone

18°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

50cm

Max

50cm

40cm

Min

40cm

2 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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Silver Ruffle Cotyledon Overview

Cotyledon orbiculata var. oblonga 'Undulata' is considered the same plant as Cotyledon undulata. Also known by the names Silver Ruffles and Silver Crown, this succulent has unusual grey-white to blue-grey scallop-shaped undulating leaves that give it a very sculptural shape. There is a powdery waxy coating over the leaves and stems. The flowers are orange to yellow. Should never be watered from above as the beautiful bloom will wash off the plant.

Common problems with Silver Ruffle Cotyledon

Slugs and snails will nibble on the leaves.

Silver Ruffle Cotyledon Companion Plants

Other succulents

How to harvest Silver Ruffle Cotyledon

Usually not harvested.

How to propagate Silver Ruffle Cotyledon

Cuttings

Leaves or stems can be used for cuttings. Leave the cuttings to dry out for a few days to form a callus. Plant the ends of the cuttings into gritty, free draining, potting mix to root.

Special features of Silver Ruffle Cotyledon

Pot plant

Grows well in large pots, provided there is good drainage.

Other uses of Silver Ruffle Cotyledon

Ornamental

Excellent for growing in dry flower beds and rockeries.