Faucaria – a beautifully blooming succulent

Faucaria – a beautifully blooming succulent
Faucaria – a beautifully blooming succulent

Succulent plants are really impressive. One such beautiful plant with interesting colors and even more interesting leaves is the faucaria. Its homeland is South Africa, but it can be easily grown in our country, because it is not particularly pretentious.

The Faucaria blooms in mostly large yellow flowers in various shades, but also in white. Its leaves are thick like most succulents, colored with light dots, and at the tip of one edge they have many comb teeth.

They make faucaria look like a plant that would bite you, but it's not.


Location and Light

Faucaria needs a lot of light throughout the day. That's why it's important to place it in a well-lit place.

It is important not to water too much because the plant retains water in its leaves and roots. Soil drainage should be very good and watering sparing to moderate in summer and less in winter.


Since it naturally grows in dry areas, Faucaria tolerates prolonged drought. You don't need to add extra moisture to it. In winter, it is even better to stand in a dry place, protected from moisture retention, so that it does not rot.


The most suitable temperature for faucaria is moderate. Don't worry about bringing the faucaria out into the sun in the summer. She will take the heat. In winter, the temperature should not fall below 4-5 degrees.

Transplanting and Propagation

Faucaria is most easily propagated by seeds, but it can also be done by cuttings planted in spring or summer.

Transplanting is done rarely - at about 3 years into a new, wider pot. Be careful not to forget about good drainage, so important for the life of the plant.

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