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Faucaria felina
Scientific Name: Faucaria felina (L.) Schwantes
Synonym: Faucaria longifolia, Faucaria multidens, Faucaria kingiae, Faucaria acutipetala, Faucaria candida, Faucaria uniondalensis, Faucaria ryneveldiae, Faucaria multidens, Faucaria montana, Faucaria plana, Faucaria laxipetala, Faucaria latipetala, Faucaria janesii, Faucaria cradockensis, Faucaria duncanii, Faucaria militaris, Faucaria crassisepala, Faucaria longidens
Family: Aizoaceae
Faucaria  felina 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

Growth Habits:

Watering Needs: Keep rather dry when not growing


Faucaria felina is a very variable species and has been described under many different names. Most plants sold as 'Faucaria sp.' are a form or another of F. felina. They all share a rough or tuberculate upper surface. The shape of the leaf varies from long to short triangular.

Blooming Habits:
Yellow flowers, up to 2 inches in diameter (5 cm) in late fall to winter. The flowers open only in full sunlight.

Fruiting Habits:

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