Faucaria – Faucaria – Fatty Plants – Faucaria – Succulent

genus to which belong about ten species of succulent painte, originating in southern Africa. They form enlarged rosettes, with fleshy, elongated, triangular leaves, of greyish green colour; they have, on the external part of the foliage, short spines, poorly pointed, or even pale dots, as in the case of one of the most cultivated species. F. tigrina.

If placed in a poorly luminous place, they tend to get longer, whilst in good insolation conditions the rosettes erect very compact, with a posture and a panel-like development. In spring and summer, wide yellow or orange flowers bloom between the leaves, reminiscent of the flowers of the mesembryanthemums.

Faucaria

Exposure

Faucariathey are cultivated in full sun, or even in a slightly shaded place; they can bear short periods of frost, but usually they are cultivated in a place with minimum temperatures not inferior to the 10°C.

  • Faucaria The genus Faucaria consists of less than a dozen species of small succulent plants, each of which has numerous subspecies; in nature they all develop only in the wild.

Watering

Faucaria tigrina From April to October water regularly enough, when the soil has been dry for a few days; during the cold months water only sporadically; generally they seem to endure without problems damp periods. During the vegetative period, add the specific fertilizer for succulent plants to the water of the watering, every 10-15 days.

Land

they are cultivated in very well drained soil, quite rich and loose, formed by balanced soil, mixed with a good quantity of incoherent amterial, such as sand or lapillus.

Multiplication

it reproduces by seed or by cutting;

Sowing takes place in spring, while the cuttings are planted from June to August (a bud with a piece of stem is removed and left to dry for two days and planted).

Pests and diseases

fears the red spider that causes yellowing and death of the leaves. The bugs cause whitish hairs.

Faucaria: Schdea Facauria

Faucaria tigrina

Generalities:

has its origins in South Africa, five centimeters high, is a plant almost without stem, which develops in summer or autumn.

The leaves:

grown in an apartment, it develops four to five pairs of grey-green leaves covered with white spots, with nine to ten curved teeth ending in long bristles.

The flowers:

are golden yellow in color, and about five centimeters wide.

Giardinaggio.it: Faucaria tigrinaTerreno:

use a mixture of soil for succulent plants and a part of coarse sand or gravel.

Exposure:

sunny and well-lit.

Temperatures:

in winter, it must not fall below 15 degrees.

Watering:

none in winter, we start watering again in May.

Fertilization:

every two weeks with liquid fertilizer during the flowering period, being careful not to wet the plant.

Multiplication: it reproduces by seed or by cutting;

Sowing takes place in spring, while the cuttings are planted from June to August (a bud with a piece of stem is removed and left to dry for two days and planted).

Parasites and diseases:

fears the red spider that causes yellowing and death of the leaves. The bugs cause whitish hairs.

Agave

Lingua di suocera - Epiphyllum

Calancola - Kalanchoe blossfeldiana

Euforbia