Calico Hearts, Chocolate Drop
Synonym: Cotyledon maculatus
Small plant with thick squat branches, and flat round succulent leaves with dense red spotting towards the tops. Large plants can produce a very fat succulent base that could be considered a caudex.
Found in the Langeberg Mountains of Cape Province, South Africa, growing in rock crevices on cliff faces, usually at high altitudes.
This is a relatively slow growing plant that does well outdoors in part sun, and planted in extremely well draining media. It is from a winter rainfall region, but can receive water throughout the year in cultivation. Should be watered about once every 2 weeks, always allowing time for the soil to dry out between waterings.
Temperature: Hardy to 30F