Plant Care Pig's ear
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Pig's ear

3.9 out of 5 (8 experiences)

Pig's ear has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Pig's ear has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

Also known as

Round-leafed navel-wort, Grey Sticks, Lady Fingers, silver crown, Pigs Ear, round-leafed naval wort and Silver Waves

Taxonomy

Cotyledon orbiculata
Cotyledon
Crassulaceae
Saxifragales

How to care for Pig's ear

Water

How often to water your Pig's ear

Water needs for Pig's ear
0.5 cups
every 12

Pig's ear 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 Pig's ear

Water 0.5 cups every
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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Finding light for Pig's ear in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Pig's ear: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Pig's ear love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Pig's ear does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Pig's ear in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Pig's ear

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Pig's ear: 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 Pig's ear after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Care Summary for Pig's ear

Pig's ear

Pig's ear


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.

What other plant parents say

Pig's ear has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 4
Pig's ear has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 3
Pig's ear has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 1
Pig's ear has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 1
Sunflower_sam avatar
@Sunflower_sam
leaf-1 35 Plants
xp 1,782 XP
globe Ottawa, Ontario
06/14/2021

I think I’ve killed this thing at least six times in the past three years. It hasn’t seemed Two given up yet

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Diane avatar
@Diane
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 57 XP
globe North Canton, Ohio
05/29/2021

This succulent thing is new to me. Plants usually don’t like me. I’m reading everything I can find as to how to care for these plants. I have six small plants that all look different. So far this “pig’s ear” is the only one that has a name. So far, it’s not pretty or attractive. Definitely looks like a pig’s ear!

Diane avatar
@Diane
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 57 XP
globe North Canton, Ohio
05/29/2021

This succulent thing is new to me. Plants usually don’t like me. I’m reading everything I can find as to how to care for these plants. I have six small plants that all look different. So far this “pig’s ear” is the only one that has a name. So far, it’s not pretty or attractive. Definitely looks like a pig’s ear!

Emily123ac avatar
@Emily123ac
leaf-1 7 Plants
xp 116 XP
globe Hanover, Maryland
05/07/2021

Grows very tall, can’t hold itself up very well. You may need something to help hold it up!

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Ur_moms_house avatar
@Ur_moms_house
leaf-1 27 Plants
xp 314 XP
globe Collierville, Tennessee
04/29/2021

i swear she not dead she is just leaning over a little bit 😃

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