Titanopsis Hugo Schlechteri, also commonly known as ‘Jewel plant’, is a stemless or very short-stemmed succulent that grows in a mat of rosettes to a height of up to 6 inches (15 cm). These summer-dormant plants are South African native and belong to the Aizoaceae family that blend in well with their surroundings; in the dry season, they are so well camouflaged, only the most astute observer can spot them.
Titanopsis Hugo Schlechteri has a slow growth rate.
Flowers of this succulent are small and daisy-like, with yellow to orangish colors that last several days and fade to a darker tone as they age. This plant blooms in the mid-winter.
Watering and Feeding
Jewel plants, when growing in the late fall and early spring, require a moderate amount of water. The rest of the time, remember to keep them dry. It is sufficient to dilute the fertilizer once a year with watering.
These succulents require a sandy substrate that contains little organic material. They are a winter grower and therefore should be kept dry in the summer.
Titanopsis Hugo Schlechteri is a winter grower that should be kept relatively dry in summer due to its frost tolerance of -10° C (14° F) and hardiness zone of 10a to 11b.
This variety of Titanopsis requires bright shade sun exposure in summer. They need full sun to partial shade in other seasons.
The little Jewel succulent is easy-to-grow and clumps easily. The clumps can be divided for further plant propagation.
The easy-care Titanopsis Hugo Schlechteri plant is suitable for even beginner growers. Your purchase will not regret you.
Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz
|Blooming Season||Mid winter|
|Common Name||Jewel plant|
|Flower||Yellow - orange|
|Frost Tolerance||-10° C|
|Hardiness Zone||10a to 11b|
|Height||Under 6 in. (15 Cm)|
|Scientific Name||Titanopsis Hugo Schlechteri|
|Sun Exposure||Full sun to partial shade|
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