Variegated Bear Paw Succulent
Variegated Bear Paw Succulent

Variegated Bear Paw Succulent


Cotyledon tomentosa subsp. ladismithiensis, native to South Africa, is also known as Cotyledon Bear Paw or Bear’s Paw Succulent. It is a succulent shrublet up to 12 inches (30 cm) tall. It is densely branched and covered with fine tiny white hairs, giving it a velvety look. The leaves are up to 2 inches (5 cm) long, fleshy, yellow-green, sometimes with reddish tips. These leaves usually have from 1 to 3 apical teeth, resembling the "bear claws".

Bear's Paw produces clusters of yellow to orange-red bell-shaped flowers in late spring


The variegated form of Bear Paw's Succulent has lovely yellow striping and the "toes" of the bear paw will blush pink in higher light.