Sun: Full sun to partial sun
Water: Typical water needs for a succulent
Temperature: Zone 8a from 10° F to 15° F (-12.2 ° C to -9.4° C) to Zone 8b from 15° F to 20° F (-9.4° C to -6.7° C)
Winter Survival: Not cold hardy
Flower: mid-winter to spring
Flower Type: white
Toxic: Generally non-toxic to humans and animals
Space Requirement: Indoors & Outdoors
Common Problems: No major pests
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Basc Care for Trachyandra falcata
Regular watering period should be every 2 weeks
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 summer as the plant is dormant.
Sun & Location Requirements for "cabbage of the field"
Trachyandra falcata needs full sun to partial sun in order to thrive. Aim for 6 hours of direct sunlight each day, and adjust depending on the season and your climate. If you don't have an outdoor spot that receives sufficient light, consider placing your succulent near a south-facing window all year round.
As per this succulent profile, it is only able to stay healthy when the environment temperature is above the range of zone 8a from 10° F to 15° F (-12.2 ° C to -9.4° C).
When temperatures drop below freezing, it is important to take precautions to protect Trachyandra falcata 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.
Trachyandra falcata 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.
Trachyandra falcata 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
Trachyandra falcata is not affected too much by common pests and diseases like most of the other succulents.