With woolly stems and velvety chunky leaves, this South African evergreen succulent shrub adds texture to the garden and is sure to grab the attention of little ones. The margins of the leaves have claw-like reddish markings that makes the leaves look like the paws of a bear and in spring, the plants produce clusters of large orange, bell-shaped flowers that add color to the garden. Bear’s paw can be grown in the garden in USDA Hardiness Zones 9-11 and is especially attractive in a shady rock garden with other succulents and xerophytic plants. In cold climates it can be grown as a house plant.

Type: Succulent evergreen perennial shrub

Height: 12-28″

Bloom Color: Orange

Bloom Time: Spring

Light: Bright, indirect light

Soil: Sandy, very well-drained. pH 6

Hardiness: Zones 9-11C

Photo Credit: John Rusk Wikipedia

By Karen