Sun: Full sun to light shade
Water: Typical water needs for a succulent
Temperature: Zone 11a from 40° F to 45° F (4.4 ° C to 7.2° C) to Zone 11b from 45° F to 50° F (7.2° C to 10° C)
Winter Survival: Not cold hardy
Propagation: cuttings, grafting
Flower: In the Spring, in the late spring and summer
Flower Type: white or cream, coloured yellowish beige with some darker spots
Toxic: Generally non-toxic to humans and animals
Space Requirement: Indoors & Outdoors
Common Problems: pests
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Basc Care for Tavaresia Barklyi
What you need to remember is that this type of succulents needs to be watered for every 2 weeks
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 "Thimble Flower"
When giving Tavaresia Barklyi its ideal environment, remember to provide it with full sun to light shade. This means that it should receive at least 6 hours of direct sunlight each day, with no more than 5 hours of shade during the hottest portions 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 11a from 40° F to 45° F (4.4 ° C to 7.2° C).
When temperatures drop below freezing, it is important to take precautions to protect Tavaresia Barklyi 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.
Tavaresia Barklyi 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 Tavaresia Barklyi is by cutting
Grafting is an effective way to propagate Tavaresia Barklyi. It involves carefully cutting and splicing two plants together, creating a strong fusion between the two. This ensures that the plant can grow in a healthy manner, with minimal risk of damage to either part.
Tavaresia Barklyi is generally non-toxic to humans and animals. However, it is important to be aware that certain parts of the plant may contain toxins which can cause mild skin irritation. It is advised that you keep the plants away from small children or pets, as they may unknowingly ingest them and suffer ill effects.
Pests and Diseases
Tavaresia Barklyi 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.