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Tecticornia pergranulata

Scientific Name:

Tecticornia pergranulata

Common name:

Blackseed Samphire, Blackseed Glasswort, Bead Bush






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Tecticornia pergranulata is a unique succulent native to the Australian Outback. It has an unusual, rounded shape and can grow up to 20 centimeters in height. Its leaves are thick and fleshy, with a light green color that darkens as they mature. The flowers of this succulent are small and yellow, appearing during the spring months. This hardy plant is well-suited for dry climates and can tolerate periods of drought without any difficulty. It prefers full sun but will also do well in partial shade, making it an ideal choice for gardeners looking for low-maintenance plants. When cared for properly, Tecticornia pergranulata will thrive in almost any environment. It requires little water and should be watered only when the soil is completely dry; too much water can cause root rot or other problems. Fertilizer should be applied sparingly as too much can burn the roots of this succulent. This species has been used by Indigenous Australians for centuries due to its hardiness and ability to survive in harsh conditions. Today, it remains a popular choice among gardeners who appreciate its unique look and ease of care. With proper care, this succulent can bring beauty and life to any outdoor space!
Tecticornia pergranulata succulent requires bright indirect light to thrive. It prefers direct light for a few hours each day, but should not be exposed to intense, direct sunlight for extended periods of time. For the rest of the day, it should receive medium or low light levels.
Tecticornia pergranulata succulent is best grown in well-draining, sandy soil with a pH between 6.5 and 8.5. The soil should be kept moist but not soggy, as this succulent does not tolerate wet conditions for long periods of time. A good mix would be two parts sand to one part potting soil or cactus mix. Additionally, the soil should be supplemented with organic matter such as compost or manure to provide extra nutrients for the plant's growth.
The Tecticornia pergranulata succulent is a low-maintenance plant that prefers infrequent, deep watering. It should be watered thoroughly once every two to three weeks, allowing the soil to dry out completely between waterings. To avoid root rot, it's important not to overwater this succulent.
The ideal humidity conditions for the Tecticornia pergranulata succulent are between 30-50%. This means that the air should not be too dry or too humid. The plant will thrive in an environment with good air circulation and plenty of light.