Faucaria tuberculosa 'Super Warty'
Faucaria felina subsp. tuberculosa 'Super Warty', Faucaria tuberculosa f. monstruosa
Faucaria tuberculosa 'Super Warty', also known as Faucaria felina subsp. tuberculosa 'Super Warty', is a small clump-forming succulent with fleshy leaves with large tangled warts, looking like a strange green marine creature. The petals of the flowers are yellow and also bent out of their normal shape. The flowers need full sun to fully open and often do not open at all if the weather is cloudy or if they are in the shade.
USDA hardiness zones 9b to 11b: from 25 °F (−3.9 °C) to 50 °F (+10 °C).
How to Grow and Care
The various species make excellent pot subjects and have been cultivated in Europe for over 300 years. Some species, such as Faucaria tigrina, are quite hardy, while others can be prone to stem rot.
Faucarias are mostly spring and fall growers. They need good drainage. With a bit of shade, they will do just fine, even with extreme heat. Like many other mesembs, the stems die when they lack water, 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 moistened medium until the temperature cools down in the fall.
They bloom for several months in the 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.
Learn more at How to Grow and Care for Faucaria.
This succulent is a monstrose cultivar of Faucaria tuberculosa.
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