Fat plants

Faucaria


GeneralitŠ°


genus to which about a dozen species of succulent plants belong, originating from southern Africa. They are enlarged rosettes, with fleshy, elongated leaves, triangular in shape, greyish green; on the external part of the foliage, they have short spines, poorly pointed, or even light specks, as in the case of one of the most cultivated species. F. tigrina. If placed in a poorly lit place they tend to grow longer, while in conditions of good insolation the rosettas remain very compact, with a habit and a ground cover development. In spring and summer, large yellow or orange colored flowers bloom among the leaves, reminiscent of mesembriantemi flowers.

Exposure




they are grown in full sun, or even in a slightly shady place; they can withstand short periods of frost, but in general they are grown in places with minimum temperatures not less than 10 ° C.

Watering




from April to October water quite regularly, when the soil has been dry for several days, during the cold months water only sporadically; generally they seem to endure wet periods without problems. Once the vegetative epriod is added, add water to the specific fertilizer for succulent plants, every 10-15 days.

Ground


they are grown in very well-developed soil, fairly rich and loose, consisting of balanced soil, mixed with a good quantity of incoherent amber, such as sand or lapillus.

Multiplication


it reproduces by seed or by cuttings;
the sowing takes place in spring while the cuttings are planted from June to August, (a bud is removed with a piece of stem, and dried for two days and planted).

Pests and diseases


it fears the red spider that causes yellowing and the death of the leaves. Bedbugs cause whitish hairy spots.

Faucaria: Schdea Facauria


Faucaria tigrina
GeneralitŠ°:
has origins in South Africa, five centimeters high, it is a plant almost without stem, which develops in summer or autumn.
Leaves:
grown in the apartment it develops four to five pairs of gray-green leaves covered with white spots, with nine to ten curved teeth that end with long bristles.
The flowers:
they are golden yellow, and about five centimeters wide.
: Faucaria tigrinaTerreno:
use a mixture of earth for succulent plants and a part of coarse sand or gravel.
Exposure:
sunny and well lit.
temperatures:
in winter it must not fall below fifteen degrees.
Inaffiature:
none in winter, it starts to water again in May.
fertilizing:
every two weeks with liquid fertilizer during the flowering period, being careful not to wet the plant.
Multiplication: it reproduces by seed or by cuttings;
the sowing takes place in spring while the cuttings are planted from June to August, (a bud is removed with a piece of stem, and dried for two days and planted).
Pests and diseases:
it fears the red spider that causes yellowing and the death of the leaves. Bedbugs cause whitish hairy spots.