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AndreaB
Aug 1, 2016 11:49 PM CST
Hi everyone, I am new to this forum, I usually just read threads to get advice.

I bought this succulent while on vacation a couple of weeks ago. Unfortunately I was in a rush and didn't get to take a picture of the sign with its name, I only remember that it said to water very scarcely!

Any help would be appreciated! I really love him, he's such a unique addition to my collection!
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purpleinopp
Aug 2, 2016 7:46 AM CST
Hi! Nice looking plant! Compare to this one:
Tiger Jaws (Faucaria tigrina)
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Name: Baja
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Baja_Costero
Aug 2, 2016 11:15 AM CST

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I agree, it is a Faucaria. Give good light and water maybe once a week. These are on the easy side for succulents. The plant looks ready for a bigger pot soon.

AndreaB
Aug 2, 2016 9:23 PM CST
Thanks purpleinopp and Baja_Costero, I looked it up and you guys are right!

I'm really in love with this succ, I appreciate the help! Hurray!
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Baja_Costero
Aug 4, 2016 1:55 PM CST

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You are in for a treat when the plant flowers, by the way. The Faucarias here flower in the summer (unlike most other "ice plants" around here), and in great abundance. For best results give the plant strong light. My plants are in part sun or 20% shade and the flowers seem to open when the sunlight hits them. This will continue into September, more or less. Thumbs up
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DonfromPA
Jul 2, 2017 9:33 AM CST
Good morning, Baja. You were so kind in recently responding to my question about caudiciforms and you mentioned that aloes, gsterias and haworthias might be a better choice for me.

Have been checking them out since your response and like the looks of several of them.

BUT, I also like the looks of faucarias and have been checking back on forum postings to see what various members have to say about them. Most of them appear to be grown outdoors, while mine would have to be indoors - except for the summer months on my sunny patio. In zone 5b our summers are not too hot - usually in high 70's and mid-80's with an occasional 90 now and then. Do you think faucarias might be a likely candidate for me to try? Would appreciate any comments you might have.

Other growers of faucarias - would like to hear from you also. Recognize a lot of names and experience from previous postings in the Cacti/Succulent forums. Would appreciate any advice you might care to give me.

I've had much better luck with plants other than cacti/succulents but I keep coming back and back to these groups of plants which have captivated my interest.
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Baja_Costero
Jul 2, 2017 11:53 AM CST

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Sure, go for it, Don. The more common plants will be easier. The ones I have here will go from an unrooted cutting to filling a 6 inch pot in about a year, and they tend to flower at any size. Your summers sound a lot like ours, heat-wise.

Give your plants some protection when they first go outside in the spring, as the transition from indoor sun to outdoor sun can be hard on many plants. The difference is mostly due to the fact that regular window glass blocks most of the UV (thus filters sunlight to be kinder to plants), and also that indoor plants get less visible light because a window forms a limited aperture.

When you move your indoor succulents out for the first time in the spring, start them out in mostly shade, or filtered light, or maybe some morning sun, but keep them out of the way of overhead sun and most sun in general for a few weeks while they adjust to the changes. You'll find this process is much easier on the plants if you do it gradually and stepwise, little increments with pauses in between, and you'll benefit from direct visual inspection of your growing area as the angle of the sun in the sky changes over the course of the year.
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tarev
Jul 2, 2017 12:15 PM CST
Hello AndreaB, it looks like Faucaria tuberculosa. In my area it blooms during Fall. Lovely yellow daisy-like flowers.
I just grow them in gritty, well draining media, in containers that are wide, not too deep. They tend to sprawl. I don't water it too often, prefers to be on the dry side, but when I do water, I make sure I water the soil very well, water draining out. They like full sun here, but it is more like part sun due to the canopy of our city trees here by mid afternoon.

Here is mine when it was in bloom last Fall:

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If it gets too cold, it may get cold stressed, gets quite colorful but it may get too soft and mushy, so be very careful, if possible keep it dry. I leave mine outdoors year round, so it gets rained on in winter, but I have made the media as gritty as I can, so it survives. I try to position the container backed against our low adobe fence, to reflect heat back to it and to maximize all the sun/heat it can get during winter.
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ljones26
Jul 5, 2017 5:49 PM CST
Hello all!

I actually just got a Faucaria as well today! Is it a F. tuberculosa as well?? Thanks!
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