Succulents are the perfect plant for most everyone. While every different type needs specific things, they are always usually pretty easy to care for.
These fuzzy succulents are so cute and the perfect addition to anyone’s home!
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The scientific name of this plant is called Cotyledon Tomentosa but is mostly known by the name Bear Claw or Bear Paws.
They get their nickname from the way the plant looks. It almost looks like tiny little fuzzy bear claws with the curved green leaves and brown tips on the top.
This succulent originates from South Africa and is a member of the Crassulaceae family.
These succulents also have the most gorgeous flowers. They typically will flower in the spring with bright orange blossoms.
How to Take Care of Bear Claws
- Like all other succulents, bear claws are pretty easy to take care of, with a few more details than most.
- First, because these plants are from South Africa, they need more sunlight and warmth. These plants thrive off of 6 hours of sun every day. Shade is also good for them.
- If it gets below 30 degrees, these plants won’t survive. They also aren’t frost tolerant either.
- This can easily be avoided by bringing the plants inside during the winter.
- Bear claws like some water, but too much will cause their roots to mold. So, water every once and a while.
- During the winter, they retain more water than usual, so they will need even less water during the cold months.
- Succulent fertilizer can be helpful but is not necessary either.
Making New Plants
Another cool feature about the bear claws is that you can propagate them and make new plants!
As long as you clip a piece from the base of the plant you should be good to go! Just make sure to put it in direct sunlight so the roots start to grow.
Where to Find Them
Even though these plants are so cute, it is easy to find them.
Some are only $3 a plant too, and are totally worth it!
Who is going to go grab a few of these fuzzy succulents? I know I want to!