If you love flowers, and have an interest in plants, then like me, you will be completely amazed when your cotyledon orbliculata blooms for the first time, and treats you to gorgeous bell shaped flowers that are pink before they open, and then a brilliant orange on the inside. (Even my camera didn't quite know how to caputure the orange color, but in the end did so successfully only by making the sky cobalt blue, no complaints, it's gorgeous.)
A friend in the plant business who knows more about succulents than I do once mentioned that to properly identify some succulents one really must wait until it blooms. This is how I identified my oribe gorge sennicio succulent, and how I have now correctly identified this plant as well, which I originally mislabled in my post about propogating succulents from large cuttings, whoops! Interestingly enough both the oribe gorge, which I've now propogated numerous times in my container garden, as I took it inside during the snow storm, and the cotyledon orbiculata are both natives to South Africa, and both have brilliant orange blooms.
Cotyledon orbiculata grows well as a pot plant placed on a veranda and can also add texture and form to a well-drained flower border in the garden. When planted as a pot plant, good drainage is also important. It is often found in full sun, but grows well in semi-shade, and is an ideal plant for the water-wise gardener.