Sun: Full sun to light shade
Water: Typical water needs for a succulent
Temperature: Zone 9a from 20° F to 25° F (-6.7 ° C to -3.9° C) to Zone 11b from 45° F to 50° F (7.2° C to 10° C)
Winter Survival: Cold hardy to 0°C
Propagation: cuttings, seeds
Flower: Unknown - Tell us
Flower Type: Yellow, white
Toxic: Unknown - Tell us
Space Requirement: Indoors & Outdoors
Common Problems: No major pests
Basc Care for Ihlenfeldtia excavata
What you need to remember is that this type of succulents needs to be watered for every 2 weeks
You can water your succulent more than often in extreme conditions but make sure that the soil is completely dry before watering your succulent again.
Only feed this succulent during its active growing seasons which means Unknown - Tell us. 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 "Ihlenfeldtia excavata"
Placing Ihlenfeldtia excavata in full sun to light shade is key for its growth and health. Look for a spot that gets around 6 hours of direct sunlight each day, but also offers plenty of shade during the hottest parts of the day.
As per this succulent profile, it is only able to stay healthy when the environment temperature is above the range of zone 9a from 20° F to 25° F (-6.7 ° C to -3.9° C).
Ihlenfeldtia excavata is an incredibly resilient species that can survive temperatures as low as 0°F. It has a thick, waxy cuticle that helps protect it from frost damage, and its leaves are able to retain moisture in even the most arid environments. Its deep root system further helps it survive even the coldest winter conditions.
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.
Ihlenfeldtia excavata 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 Ihlenfeldtia excavata is by cutting
Propagating Ihlenfeldtia excavata from seeds is a great way to produce new plants without relying on cuttings or divisions. It's important to look for healthy, dark and plump seeds that are slightly sticky when touched. The soil should be pre-mixed with well-draining potting mix, before evenly sowing the seeds and pressing them into the surface. To ensure successful germination, gentle misting of the soil should be done and placed in indirect light.
Pests and Diseases
Ihlenfeldtia excavata is not affected too much by common pests and diseases like most of the other succulents.