Plant Care Bear's Paw Succulent
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Bear's Paw Succulent

4.3 out of 5 (58 experiences)

Bear's Paw Succulent has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Bear's Paw Succulent has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

Also known as

Kitten Paw

Taxonomy

Cotyledon tomentosa
Cotyledon
Crassulaceae
Saxifragales

What other plant parents say

Bear's Paw Succulent has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 21
Bear's Paw Succulent has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 19
Bear's Paw Succulent has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 12
Bear's Paw Succulent has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 11
Bear's Paw Succulent has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 8
Bear's Paw Succulent has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 6
Bear's Paw Succulent has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 3
Bear's Paw Succulent has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 2
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@Caro
Chico, California
Rating of the plant Bear's Paw Succulent named Bear by Caro on Greg, the plant care app
06/04/2021

I wouldn’t recommend clustering a bear claw succulent with other types of succulents. I found that their care is very unique, and they have to get used to the sunlight from your window. The older bea…

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@Valeria
El Mirage, Arizona
Rating of the plant Bear's Paw Succulent named Darwin by Valeria on Greg, the plant care app
05/26/2021

The bear paw succulent is a very easy and beautiful succulent to grow. However, the only real issues you’ll get with this plant is the claws burning and watering. Too much water can cause root rot re…

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Keyshaj avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Bear's Paw Succulent named Sahara by Keyshaj on Greg, the plant care app
05/17/2021

Cutest ever. Very fragile. Less water is better easy to rot leaves break off if you look at them wrong. A lot stronger as full plants with roots cuttings seem to just fall apart no leaf props for th…

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Overthinkingandtired avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Bear's Paw Succulent named bear by Overthinkingandtired on Greg, the plant care app
08/09/2021

i’m in love with this cute fuzzy plant. it looks like little teeny paws!! <3 but every time i try to take care of it;; some leaves brown and it attracts gnats. please be careful with it;; not too muc…

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@Noemidavies
Fridley, Minnesota
Rating of the plant Bear's Paw Succulent named Paris by Noemidavies on Greg, the plant care app
05/12/2021

Its so adorable!! I loveee this succulent, it does brown on the tips which I don’t care about it’s also very common with this plant. Its very cute and really does look like bear paws! I definitely re…

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Miaaa avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Bear's Paw Succulent named Bear by Miaaa on Greg, the plant care app
08/09/2021

Although mine has gotten a bit leggy, it's grown a ton since I've had it and still looks cute even with the extra length. Great plant to add to a succulent collection

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@Tlord
West Wodonga, Victoria
Rating of the plant Bear's Paw Succulent named Kobe Bryant by Tlord on Greg, the plant care app
06/28/2021

Once you get this guy in the right state he just takes off! Slightly harder than most to propagate, don’t use water or he will get root rot. Such adorable lil paws 💕

Shelbitaa avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Bear's Paw Succulent named Ronaldo by Shelbitaa on Greg, the plant care app
07/24/2021

For me, Ronaldo has been very fragile and I came home with 4 new prop babies instead of a full plant 😭 but I’m excited for my first prop journey

Succulentjade avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Bear's Paw Succulent named Bees? by Succulentjade on Greg, the plant care app
03/08/2021

Beautiful succulent that really does look like bears paws! Gets its brown tips pretty easy if given the right sun and conditions! I love it

Belzasf avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Bear's Paw Succulent named Bear by Belzasf on Greg, the plant care app
05/07/2021

Ive been having this plant for a short period of time but it love it so much, its so cute and very easy to take care of

How to care for Bear's Paw Succulent

Water

How often to water your Bear's Paw Succulent

Water needs for Bear's Paw Succulent
0.5 cups
every 12

Bear's Paw Succulent needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Bear's Paw Succulent

Water 0.5 cups every
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Bear's Paw Succulent in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Bear's Paw Succulent: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Bear's Paw Succulent love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Bear's Paw Succulent does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Bear's Paw Succulent in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Bear's Paw Succulent

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Bear's Paw Succulent: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Bear's Paw Succulent after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Care Summary for Bear's Paw Succulent

Bear's Paw Succulent

Bear's Paw Succulent


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 12 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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