Bear's Paw Succulent
The Bear's Paw succulent, aka Cotyledon tomentosa, is a delightful shrub-like succulent that produces juicy, ovate, fuzzy green leaves with teeth along the top margins, giving them their bear paw appearance. These little guys add a unique texture to any plant collection since their unique, velvety appearance is not very common. With plenty of bright, indirect light, even some sunlight, those toothed-edges can become a stunning bright red.
They enjoy some direct sun, but they'll also do well in bright, indirect light. It is best to place this plant somewhere where it will receive some nice morning sun, or a couple hours of afternoon sun, and then indirect light the rest of the day.
They will do best in bright light. A nice bright place inside your home would be on the window sill or a stool that is right next to a window, either with or without blinds, depending on if the plant can handle sun. Remember that plants will grow based on how much light they receive.
They like the soil to be completely dry before the next watering. This can take up to 4 weeks in an average home environment but it will vary depending on the time of year, your environment and lighting conditions. For them, it's always safer to underwater or water when you see signs of lack of water (i.e. wrinkly or soft leaves). Water a little more often in the warmer months.
Their humidity requirement is low, so do not mist them or put them in a terrarium.
Although it is difficult to propagate Bear Paws via their leaves, unlike most other succulents, they do best being propagated by cuttings. Using sterile, sharp clippers, remove a stem from the main plant, letting the cut side callous over for several days before planting in well-draining soil. These little beauties can also sometimes produce yellow, or orange, bell-shaped flowers during the growing season. Please note that this plant is mildly toxic to pets and humans.
The plant comes with a default nursery pot. The nursery pot is usually 0.5" - 1" smaller than stated to fit into the same size decorative pot. Washable Paper Planter Bags are sold separately.
As with all living things, no two plants are alike. There is some natural variation in size, shape, and characteristics. We make every effort to bring you a plant that as closely as possible matches the plant as it appears on our website, in the size you have chosen, and have a good potential to happily grow in your home.