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Titanopsis calcarea

Scientific Name:

Titanopsis calcarea

Common name:

Concrete Leaf, Concrete Leaf Living Stone, Jewel Weed, Carpet Leaf, Sheep's Tongue, Living Stone






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South Africa

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ABout the PLant

Titanopsis calcarea is a unique and beautiful succulent that originates from the dry, rocky regions of South Africa. It has an interesting growth habit, forming a rosette of thick, fleshy leaves with a distinctively bumpy texture. These leaves are typically gray-green in color, but can sometimes have hints of yellow or pink. The Titanopsis calcarea can reach up to 6 inches in diameter when mature, making it a great choice for smaller spaces or containers. In the summer months, it produces small yellow flowers on short stems above the foliage. The blooms are very delicate and will quickly fade if not given enough sunlight or water. This succulent is quite easy to care for and requires minimal maintenance. It prefers bright light but should be protected from direct sunlight during the hottest part of the day. Water regularly during the growing season and reduce watering in winter months when growth slows down. Overwatering can cause root rot so make sure your soil drains well and only water when necessary. The Titanopsis calcarea has been cultivated since the early 1900s and is still popular today due to its low maintenance requirements and attractive foliage. Its unique texture makes it stand out among other succulents and adds interest to any garden or container planting!
The Titanopsis calcarea succulent is a great choice for those looking for a low-maintenance plant. It does best in bright indirect light, but can also tolerate medium and low light conditions. Direct sunlight should be avoided, as it can cause the leaves to burn.
Titanopsis calcarea succulents prefer a well-draining soil with a slightly acidic pH. They need soil that is sandy and loamy, with plenty of organic matter to help retain moisture. Make sure the soil has good aeration, as this succulent doesn't like to sit in wet conditions for too long.
The Titanopsis calcarea succulent is a low-maintenance plant that does best with infrequent watering. It should be watered about once every two to three weeks, allowing the soil to dry out completely between waterings. If you're not sure if it needs water, check the soil by sticking your finger in it - if it's still damp, then wait a few more days before watering again.
The ideal humidity conditions for the Titanopsis calcarea succulent is between 30-50%. It should not be exposed to extreme levels of humidity, as this can cause root rot. The best way to maintain these levels is by providing good air circulation and avoiding overwatering.