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Titanopsis sp., Titanopsis, Living Stone
Titanopsis calcarea

Titanopsis sp.

Titanopsis, Living Stone
Family: Aizoaceae
Origin: South Africa
Small plant 2-5 ftFull sunModerate waterDry conditionsOrnamental foliageYellow, orange flowers

This low maintenance succulent grows best in full sun, but can also tolerate some light shade. It can handle short periods of drought and is known for its resistance to dry conditions. However, for best results, Titanopsis should receive moderate amounts of water during the summer months, allowing it to dry out between waterings. Fertilize in the spring with an organic succulent fertilizer.

This small shrub and thrives in USDA Hardiness Zones 9-11. The foliage of this succulent is ornamental, having a unique texture featuring white warts that provide an interesting contrast against the blue-green tips of the leaves. During late spring and early summer, it produces small yellow-orange flowers that have five petals.

Titanopsis are very forgiving and require very little care. In cold weather climates, they can easily be grown in potting soil and bring indoors over the winter. If you decide to keep it outdoors during the winter, it is important that it be planted in well-draining soil, preferably sandy soil or a succulent or cacti mix, and placed in a sheltered location. If your Titanopsis must endure cold temperatures, be sure to wrap it in burlap to protect it from frost. During the summer months, water thoroughly, allowing the soil to dry out before watering again. During the colder months, reduce watering, allowing soil to dry out completely between waterings. Keep in mind that over-watering can cause root rot.

Overall, Titanopsis is a hardy, low-maintenance succulent that is great for any garden or home. With its unique ornamental foliage and vibrant flowers, it is both beautiful and easy to care for.



Titanopsis sp., Titanopsis, Living Stone
Titanopsis sp., Titanopsis, Living Stone


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