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Cotyledon elisae
Scientific Name: Cotyledon elisae E. van Jaarsveld
Family: Crassulaceae
Cotyledon  elisae
Cotyledon elisae in April at the Huntington Botanical Garden
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 16-17,21-27
USDA: 10-12

Frost Tolerance: Avoid any frost

Heat Tolerance: Light shade in Phoenix in summer

Sun Exposure: Full sun to light shade

Origin: South Africa (Cape Province) type locality: (Riversdale); Schoemanspoort, Gouritz River (BA)

Growth Habits: Small succulent shrub

Watering Needs: Little water, but don't let the soil become bone dry


The cotyledon elisae has sticky leaves, and should kept in a area free of debris. The species epithet "elisae" was chosen by Van Jaarsveld to honor the botanical illustrator Elise Bodley. The species epithet is listed as 'eliseae' in the Kew Index.

Blooming Habits:
Blooms in several flushes from late spring to fall.

Fruiting Habits:

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