Cotyledon orbiculata 'Hakubi'
Cotyledon orbiculata 'Hakubi' – Pig's Ears
Cotyledon orbiculata 'Hakubi' (Pig's Ears) is an evergreen, branching succulent up to 2 feet (60 cm) tall, with broad, fleshy, rounded leaves and leaf edges…
Pig’s Ear Plant Care
Water pig’s ear succulent plant deeply when the soil is dry, then let the soil dry before watering again. In its natural environment, the plant needs very little water – only enough to survive. Too little water is preferable to too much.
Pig’s ear requires very little fertilizer, and a light feeding in late spring is sufficient. Use a highly diluted, general-purpose fertilizer. Water well after feeding, as fertilizing dry soil can scorch the roots. To keep the plant healthy and support continued growth, remove blooms, along with the stalk, as soon as the flowers wilt.
Pig’s ear plant care isn’t complicated, as the plant isn’t fussy. However, keep watch for snails and slugs, which are easy to spot by the chewed holes in the leaves and by the silvery, slimy trail they leave behind. Keep the area clean and free of debris. Apply slug bait or use snail traps, if necessary.