The Tortoise Club

Plant Name:

Pig’s Ears

Latin Name:

Cotyledon orbiculata

Plant Type:


Edible Part:

Leaves, Flowers


Cotyledon orbiculata, commonly known as pig’s ear or round-leafed navel-wort, is a South African succulent plant belonging to the genus Cotyledon. Not much is known on their dietary content, but as with other succulents, can cause diarrhea if fed in excess.