A compact leaf succulent that forms clumps of fleshy, boat-shaped, toothed leaves. The faces of leaves are dark green to grey-green smooth or with white dots and crystals in the outer walls in certain areas resulting in white dots. It bears daisy-like, yellow to orange flowers.
NATURAL HABITAT & DISTRIBUTION
Rocky outcrops in arid areas.
WILDLIFE & ECOLOGICAL BENEFITS
The flowers attract pollinating insects.
An interesting plant to add to a rockery.
The daisy-like flowers are yellow to orange, up to 5 cm in diameter.
The fleshy grey-green leaves are boat-shaped and toothed.
Size: 7.5 cm long x 2.5 cm wide.
PESTS & DISEASES
Faucaria is susceptible to leaf gall.
If affected, cut away and destroy the affected tissue with a sharp blade and treat the cut with a strong solution of Aphicide or other systemic insecticide.
As a landscaper who specialises in indigenous, wildlife-friendly gardens, I draw my inspiration from nature and strive to create gardens that contribute to the biodiversity of an area. In my journey, I see spectacular plants and the fascinating creatures that co-exist with them.This plant book shares a constantly growing collection of the marvels that I’ve encountered. I hope it will give you an increased appreciation of our indigenous flora and fauna and spur you into restoring the natural ecology of the area in which you live.