Sun: full sun to partial shade
Water: Typical water needs for a succulent
Temperature: Zone 10b from 35° F to 40° F (1.7° C to 4.4° C) to Zone 11b from 45° F to 50° F (7.2° C to 10° C)
Winter Survival: Not cold hardy
Propagation: cuttings, seeds
Flower: in the Fall
Flower Type: Yellow, Yellow-Orange
Toxic: Toxic to humans and animals
Space Requirement: Indoors & Outdoors
Common Problems: Plants may rot if overwatered, pests
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Basc Care for Conophytum Calculus
Watering for Conophytum Calculus is a simple task. It requires Typical water needs for a succulent.
One simple tip for you is that you can use some online apps to check the soil status before you go water your succulents. I would recommend the ThePlantsCheck app, it has some nice features there.
Only feed this succulent during its active growing seasons which means winter. Use the right fertilizer applied in the right amounts. Applying half-strength balanced fertilizer every month or so is recommended for optimal results.
Do not fertilize during winter as the plant is dormant.
Sun & Location Requirements for "Conophytum Calculus"
Conophytum Calculus does best when placed in an area that receives full sun to partial shade throughout the day. This variety of succulents can tolerate direct sunlight for short periods, but if the temperatures get too high or the light is too intense it may be beneficial to find a shadier spot.
As per this succulent profile, it is only able to stay healthy when the environment temperature is above the range of zone 10b from 35° F to 40° F (1.7° C to 4.4° C).
When temperatures drop below freezing, it is important to take precautions to protect Conophytum Calculus from the cold. Insulating and providing adequate drainage for the plant are key elements in helping it survive winter weather. Wind and sun exposure should also be minimized to prevent frost damage.
Any succulents in the group will need a medium space to grow. You can place your pot at your table or window. Since this plant needs more space than mini succulents, you should consider do not plant them together with other succulents/plants.
Conophytum Calculus also benefits from some indirect light throughout the day as well, so make sure you give it enough space to soak up light without becoming too exposed to heat.
One way to propagate Conophytum Calculus is by cutting
Conophytum Calculus propagates easily from seeds, however it's important to look for healthy ones which are plump, dark in color and slightly sticky when touched. To start the propagation process, mix a soil mixture with well-draining potting mix then sow the seeds evenly and press them lightly into the surface. Finally, water the soil using a spray bottle and place it in bright but indirect light to ensure germination.
Conophytum Calculus is a highly toxic succulent that should be treated with extreme caution to avoid serious health risks. If ingested, it can lead to severe gastrointestinal distress, respiratory problems and even death. It is best to keep this plant away from homes or gardens where humans or animals reside.
Pests and Diseases
Conophytum Calculus can be affected common pests and diseases like most of the other succulents such as aphids.
If you do spot any of pest signs, you can treat your succulent using below methods.
- Aphids: quarantine, clean infected plants, soapy water.
Besides that, to prevent serious health issues from happening, keep your succulent in a well-ventilated area and check it regularly for any signs of pests or health problems.