Faucaria tuberculosa soto
(This plant comes in a 3.5" pot. You will receive a very similar plant to the one in the picture. It may or may not be blooming at the time of your purchase. The plant is shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots).
This plant comes in a 2 3/4 inch pot
You will receive a very similar plant to the one on the picture.
It may or may not be blooming at the time of your purchase.
this plant is shipped in its pot to prevent any damage on the roots
Description: Faucaria tuberculosa is a low growing clump-forming, perennial succulent, it is one of the easiest species to identify, since it is the only one with white tubercles on the top of the leaves.
Leaves: In opposite pairs, all pairs growing at right angles to the next adjacent, usually with 2 to 4 pairs to a branch, they are up to 2,5 cm long, by 2 cm wide, dark green thick ovate-triangular in the top view, scattered in white rough tubercles over the upper surface and edged with soft white structures that look like teeth.
Flowers: Large, daisy-like, yellow (sometime red tipped), 4 cm in diameter and may have up to 200 petals. They need full sun to open fully and often don't open at all if the weather is cloudy, or if they are in the shade.
Blooming time: Flowers will usually come out in the autumn (October or November) and bloom for several months (also in winter and spring if the growing conditions are adequate). The flowers open around midday and close in the late afternoon.
Fruit: The fruit is a short, bell-shaped, compartmented (loculicidal), valve-closed capsule, about 10mm in diameter, which opens and closes with changes in the moisture content of the air (hygrochastic) to allow release of the numerous seeds.
Culture: Faucarias are la good choice for anyone wanting to start growing succulents. They are quite hardy and can take a short period of light frost and in very dry warm regions these succulents make very impressive out door ground covers. They need full sun to light shade with a well-drained soil mix, but can tolerate a wide variety of soil types and growing locations as long as there is plenty of sun. The plants are well watered during the growing season and allowed to dry thoroughly before watering again and will tolerate some over watering, but the challenge is to help them keep their compact form and prevent elongation of the stem. During the winter months, the plants should be kept very dry, only watering enough to keep the leaves from shrivelling.
As house plants they tend to grow in fair weather and rest when temperatures are too hot or too cool.
The yellow flowers are 4 cm across and very showy.
Propagation: Faucaria tuberculosa is very easy to start from seed. Seeds germinate in 7-14 days at 21°C. Although they will start from cuttings, it is quite difficult to get them to root. If they start to rot there is usually part of the plant that can be removed and possibly rooted.
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Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz