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Faucaria bosscheana var. bosscheana
Scientific Name: Faucaria bosscheana var. bosscheana (A.Berger) Schwantes
Synonym: Faucaria paucidens, Faucaria kendrewensis, Faucaria peersii, Mesembryanthemum bosscheanum, Faucaria albidens
Family: Aizoaceae
Faucaria  bosscheana var. bosscheana Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 9b-11

Frost Tolerance: Take a short period of light frost

Minimum Avg. Temperature: 50F (10C)

Heat Tolerance: Good to questionable, but need water every few days in summer in Phoenix

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: South Africa (Eastern Cape Province)

Growth Habits: Succulent rosettes, leaves with 2-3 or no teeth, 1.2 inches long (3 cm)

Watering Needs: Keep rather dry when not growing


The Faucaria bosscheana can be identified with its white bands along the margins of the leaves, and its absence or small number of relatively large teeth.

Blooming Habits:
Yellow flowers, up to 1.2 inches in diameter (3 cm) in late fall to winter. The flowers open only in full sunlight.

Fruiting Habits:

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