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Faucaria felina ssp. britteniae
Scientific Name: Faucaria felina ssp. britteniae (L.Bolus) Groen
Synonym: Faucaria britteniae, Faucaria coronata, Faucaria speciosa, Faucaria smithii, Faucaria grandis
Family: Aizoaceae
Faucaria  felina ssp. britteniae
Faucaria britteniae at the Huntington Garden (HBG 38693)
Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 9b-11

Frost Tolerance: Hardy to 20F (-6C)

Minimum Avg. Temperature: 50F (10C)

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

Sun Exposure: Light shade to full sun

Origin: South Africa (Eastern Cape Province: Albany)

Growth Habits: Clumping rosettes, each up to 5 inches in diameter (12 cm)

Watering Needs: Water minimally in winter and if dormant at the hot of the summer, needs good drainage, rot easily.

Propagation: Division in spring

Occasionally misspelled 'brittonii'. It differs from the other Faucaria felina by a glaucous color, and a rough surface.

Faucaria  felina ssp. britteniae

Blooming Habits:
Yellow flowers, in late fall to winter. The flowers open only in full sunlight.

Fruiting Habits:

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