Sun: Partial shade
Water: Below average watering needs for a succulent
Temperature: Zone 10a from 30° F to 35° F (-1.1 ° C to 1.7° C) to Zone 11b from 45° F to 50° F (7.2° C to 10° C)
Winter Survival: Not cold hardy
Flower: in the Spring or Summer
Flower Type: Red, Yellow
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 Huernia Zebrina
Watering for Huernia Zebrina is a simple task. It requires Below average watering needs for a succulent.
What you need to remember is that this type of succulents needs to be watered for every 2 weeks
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 "Huernia Zebrina"
When considering sun requirements for Huernia Zebrina, you’ll want to look for an area with partial shade exposure. Succulents can be sensitive to direct sunlight, so partial shade will ensure your succulent gets the light it needs without burning or drying out. Seek out an area that has bright but indirect sunlight throughout the day to give your succulent X just the right amount of sun exposure.
As per this succulent profile, it is only able to stay healthy when the environment temperature is above the range of zone 10a from 30° F to 35° F (-1.1 ° C to 1.7° C).
When temperatures drop below freezing, it is important to take precautions to protect Huernia Zebrina 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.
Huernia Zebrina 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 Huernia Zebrina is by cutting
Huernia Zebrina 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
Huernia Zebrina can be affected common pests and diseases like most of the other succulents such as mealybugs and Red spider mites.
If you do spot any of pest signs, you can treat your succulent using below methods.
- Mealybugs: quarantine, clean infected plants, soapy water.
- Red spider mites: Quarantine, clean your infected plants, treatment with a systemic insecticidal/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.