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Cuidados de la planta Carruanthus ringens o Mesembryanthemum ringens.

Care of the plant Carruanthus ringens or Tiger Jaws

The genus Carruanthus, family Aizoaceae, includes 5 species of succulent plants native to southern Africa. Some species are: Carruanthus ringens, Carruanthus albidus, Carruanthus peersii.

Common name: Tiger Jaws. This species is native to South Africa.

They are small branched succulent plants that reach 20 cm in height and spread horizontally (up to 40 cm in diameter). The fleshy serrated-edged leaves resemble the leaves of the Faucaria. The showy yellow flowers bloom in late winter and early spring.

They are easy to grow plants that are used in rockery, to cover small slopes or in pots and planters.

Carruanthus ringens can be grown in direct sunlight but prefers light shade; avoid direct sunlight in the central hours of the day.

They can grow in any type of well-drained soil be it poor, sandy or stony.

Water regularly from spring to mid-autumn (wait until the soil has dried). In winter, waterings are greatly reduced until early spring. They are very resistant to drought.

Fertilize with slow release mineral fertilizer once in spring and once in summer.

They do not need pruning.

They are quite resistant to the usual pests and diseases.

They propagate by cuttings in spring or summer.

Images of the plant Carruanthus ringens or Tiger Jaws

Carruanthus ringens
Carruanthus ringens
Carruanthus ringens
 

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