Plant Care Variegated Bear's Paw

Variegated Bear's Paw


Cotyledon tomentosa ssp. tomentosa f. variegata

How to care for Variegated Bear's Paw


How often to water your Variegated Bear's Paw

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

Variegated Bear's Paw 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 Variegated Bear's Paw

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Variegated Bear's Paw in your home

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

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

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

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

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How to fertilize Variegated Bear's Paw

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

Water Needs
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Care Summary for Variegated Bear's Paw

Variegated Bear's Paw

Variegated Bear's Paw

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 12 days


< 1ft from a window


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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