Sun: full sun
Water: Typical water needs for a succulent
Temperature: Zone 1a from -60° F to -55° F (-51.1 ° C to -48,3° 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 Type: white
Toxic: Generally non-toxic to humans and animals
Space Requirement: Indoors & Outdoors
Common Problems: pests
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Basc Care for Faucaria Candida
Can you water your succulent more than what its need? The answer is yes and no. In extreme conditions, you can water your plants more often when you notice the soil is completely dry.
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 summer as the plant is dormant.
Sun & Location Requirements for "Tiger jaws"
Faucaria Candida needs at least six hours of direct sunlight every day in order to be healthy and happy. Place your succulent outdoors or near a sunny window, and check its leaves regularly – they should be bright green and firm. If the leaves start to look weak or pale, it's an indication that the succulent isn't getting enough sun.
As per this succulent profile, it is only able to stay healthy when the environment temperature is above the range of zone 1a from -60° F to -55° F (-51.1 ° C to -48,3° C).
In order to ensure that Faucaria Candida survives the winter, insulation and drainage are essential. A layer of mulch or gravel around the plant can help keep the roots warm during cold temperatures. Furthermore, avoiding exposure to wind and sun can reduce the risk of frost damage and promote longevity for your succulent.
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.
One way to propagate Faucaria Candida is by cutting
Faucaria Candida can be propagated from seeds. Signs of a good seed is one that is plump, dark in color and slightly sticky. To propagate X from seed, one must prepare a soil mixture of well-draining potting mix, sow the seeds evenly and lightly press them into the surface. Lastly, gently water the soil using a spray bottle and place the container in bright but indirect light.
Faucaria Candida is generally non-toxic to humans and animals. However, the plant may contain certain toxins which can cause mild skin irritation if it is ingested or comes in contact with skin. Therefore, it is important to keep the plant away from children and pets for safety reasons.
Pests and Diseases
Faucaria Candida can be affected common pests and diseases like most of the other succulents such as mealybugs.
If you do spot any of pest signs, you can treat your succulent using below methods.
- Mealybugs: 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.