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Titanopsis calcarea
Scientific Name: Titanopsis calcarea (Marl.) Schwant.
Synonym: Titanopsis calcareum
Family: Aizoaceae
Titanopsis  calcarea Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 9b-12

Frost Tolerance: Hardy to 25F (-4C)

Heat Tolerance: Light shade in Phoenix, in summer

Sun Exposure: Light shade

Origin: South Africa (Bushmanland, Upper Karoo)

Growth Habits: Mat forming succulent, rosettes up to 3 inches in diameter (8 cm),

Watering Needs: Moderate water when growing in late fall and early spring. Keep somewhat dry the rest of the time

Propagation: Seeds

Titanopsis calcarea is the species of Titanopsis most frequently seen in cultivation.

Titanopsis  calcarea

Blooming Habits:
The Titanopsis calcarea has attractive 0.75 inch wide (2 cm) orange-yellow flowers in late fall and winter.

Fruiting Habits:

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