The mostly shrubby succulents with thickly fleshed, often furry-haired leaves belong to the Crassulaceae family and are mainly native to southern Africa. They can be both leaf- and stem succulent. Initially it grows with only one stem, which can branch out over time. On the inflorescence, bell-shaped, pendulous flowers, usually red or orange, form on the panicles. ##break## They require a bright location with plenty of direct sunlight. A mixture of cactus and succulent soil and mineral parts is recommended as substrate. After each watering, make sure that no stagnant moisture occurs. Therefore it should be ensured that the substrate dries out and that the excess water can drain off well. Fertilization can be done approx. every four weeks. In summer, the succulents can be placed outside after they have gradually become accustomed to direct sunlight. They should be brought back into the house at temperatures below 10°C. For hibernation the temperature should be about 10°C, the location should be bright and sunny even in winter. Fertilizing should be stopped completely, watering reduced. Cotyledon is non-toxic to slightly toxic. No guarantee can be given for compatibility with animals.

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