Faucaria bosscheana (A.Berger) Schwantes
Faucaria bosscheana var. bosscheana, Faucaria paucidens, Faucaria kendrewensis, Faucaria peersii, Mesembryanthemum bosscheanum, Faucaria albidens, Faucaria haagei
Faucaria bosscheana is a small, succulent plant up to 2 inches (5 cm) tall. The leaves are light green, rhomboid, dentate, opposite, with 2 to 3 or no teeth and up to 1.2 inches (3 cm) long. The flowers are yellow in color and up to 2 inches (5 cm) in diameter.
USDA hardiness zone 9ba to 11b: from 25 °F (−3.9 °C) to 50 °F (+10 °C).
How to Grow and Care
Faucarias are mostly spring and fall growers. The various species make excellent pot subjects and have been cultivated in Europe for over three hundred years. They need good drainage but with a little shade they will do just fine even with extreme heat, although they do stop growing then, and they need water every few days. When they lack water, as many other mesembs, the stems die and some of the rosettes are not connected to the roots by any living tissue. When found in time, the rosettes can be used as cuttings and keep in the shade in a barely moist medium until the temperature cools down in the fall.
They bloom for several months in in fall or the beginning of winter. The flowers open around midday and close in the late afternoon. They often don't open if the weather is cloudy, or if they are in the shade. Flower color ranges from yellow to white and even pink. Most species will take a small amount of frost.
Faucarias are easily propagated by seed… – See more at: How to Grow and Care for Faucaria
Native to South Africa (Eastern Cape).
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