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Faucaria lupina
Scientific Name: Faucaria lupina (Haw) Schwantes
Synonym: Mesembryanthemum lupinum
Family: Aizoaceae
Faucaria  lupina
Faucaria lupina at the Huntington Gardens in early July
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: Uitenhage)

Growth Habits: Succulent rosettes

Watering Needs: Keep rather dry when not growing


Blooming Habits:
Yellow flowers, up to 1.4 inches in diameter (3.5 cm) in late fall to winter. The flowers open only in full sunlight.

Fruiting Habits:

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