African pig's ear is a succulent with grey-green opposite leaves (<13 x 6 cm) with red margins. Leaves appear powdery. Plants up to 1.3 m in height. In summer, clusters of orange, bell-shaped, drooping flowers form on 60 cm stalks from the centre of the leaf rosette. Individual flowers are about 2.5 cm in length.
Coastal cliffs, rocky bluffs.
Seed dispersed by wind and gravity.
Competes with and replaces native species. Can be poisonous to stock.
1. Dig out plants, remove all leaves.
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