Dorstenia Foetida
Dorstenia Foetida
Dorstenia Foetida
Dorstenia Foetida
Dorstenia Foetida
Dorstenia Foetida
Dorstenia Foetida
Dorstenia Foetida
Dorstenia Foetida
Dorstenia Foetida
Dorstenia Foetida
Dorstenia Foetida
Dorstenia Foetida
Dorstenia Foetida
Dorstenia Foetida
Dorstenia Foetida
Dorstenia Foetida
Dorstenia Foetida
Dorstenia Foetida

Dorstenia Foetida also goes by the name Shield Flower. With its origin in Eastern Africa and Arabia, the plant belongs to the Moraceae family and can grow up to a height of 1 foot. This disc-shaped succulent offers a dormancy of winter.

Growth Rate

You will be happy to know that this plant grows at a rapid pace. Most plants grow up to 20-25 centimetres per year.

Flowering

The shield flower blooms in the season of summer and the solitary flowers are greyish, green, orange, or pinkish in color.

Watering and Feeding

As per Dorstenia Foetida care tips, this succulent needs more watering than others in its growing season. To avoid root rot, adopt a specific and fixed watering routine. Use a half-strength diluted fertilizer that is rich in potassium and phosphorus.

Soil

An airy soil mix is a must like with any other basic succulent. Moreover, add pumice and akadama to let the plant grow to its maximum potential.

Hardiness

While Dorstenia Foetida is not as hardy as other succulents, it has a hardiness zone of 10b to 11b. It can withstand cool temperatures that drop to 1.7°C.

Light

Bright but indirect light for at least 6 to 8 hours is essential for Dorstenia Foetida. Keep the shade in at least 60% shade. Indoors, keep the plant in the brightest area of your house.

Propagation

You can use dorstenia foetida seeds for propagation. You can get the plant to produce multiple offsets without having to put in any extra effort to increase your collection.

You might not know this and even though we do not encourage the consumption of plants, did you know that in Oman, this succulent is cooked and eaten too?

Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz

Botanical Name Dorstenia foetida
Common Name Shield flower
Dormancy Winter
Family Moraceae
Flower Color Green
Growth Habit Discshaped
Growth Rate Fast growth
Hardiness Zone 10b to 11b
Mature Size 4 inches
Native Area Arabia
Resistance (5°c)
Sun Exposure Full sun

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Dorstenia Foetida

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Dorstenia Foetida also goes by the name Shield Flower. With its origin in Eastern Africa and Arabia, the plant belongs to the Moraceae family and can grow up to a height of 1 foot. This disc-shaped succulent offers a dormancy of winter.

Growth Rate

You will be happy to know that this plant grows at a rapid pace. Most plants grow up to 20-25 centimetres per year.

Flowering

The shield flower blooms in the season of summer and the solitary flowers are greyish, green, orange, or pinkish in color.

Watering and Feeding

As per Dorstenia Foetida care tips, this succulent needs more watering than others in its growing season. To avoid root rot, adopt a specific and fixed watering routine. Use a half-strength diluted fertilizer that is rich in potassium and phosphorus.

Soil

An airy soil mix is a must like with any other basic succulent. Moreover, add pumice and akadama to let the plant grow to its maximum potential.

Hardiness

While Dorstenia Foetida is not as hardy as other succulents, it has a hardiness zone of 10b to 11b. It can withstand cool temperatures that drop to 1.7°C.

Light

Bright but indirect light for at least 6 to 8 hours is essential for Dorstenia Foetida. Keep the shade in at least 60% shade. Indoors, keep the plant in the brightest area of your house.

Propagation

You can use dorstenia foetida seeds for propagation. You can get the plant to produce multiple offsets without having to put in any extra effort to increase your collection.

You might not know this and even though we do not encourage the consumption of plants, did you know that in Oman, this succulent is cooked and eaten too?

Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz

Botanical Name Dorstenia foetida
Common Name Shield flower
Dormancy Winter
Family Moraceae
Flower Color Green
Growth Habit Discshaped
Growth Rate Fast growth
Hardiness Zone 10b to 11b
Mature Size 4 inches
Native Area Arabia
Resistance (5°c)
Sun Exposure Full sun

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