How to grow Huernia minuta

Huernia minuta grow and care – succulent of the genus Huernia also known as Star Huernia, Huernia minuta perennial evergreen used as ornamental drought tolerant plant, can grow in subtropics, mediterranean climate or as houseplant and growing in hardiness zone 10-12.

Stem color green and can be green with red or purple the stems lobed serrated with spines.

Huernia minuta flowers

Flower color can be: purple, pink, yellow, white, green can be with stripes or dots in color brown or red, the middle of the flower is darker can be red, black or brown the flower waxy in star shape structure can be flat or with bumps

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How to grow Huernia minuta growing and care:

Better more than 5C but can survive light frost (need to put mulch on the plant in frost), well-drained soil

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
Yes, in order to get the same flower

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Sensitive to over water

Planting season:
Spring, summer, autumn

Pests and diseases:
Slugs, snails, mealybug

Pruning season:
All year

How to prune:
Dead or infected part

Size of the plant:
5-15 cm, 2-6 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Slow growing

Water requirement:
Small amount of water, and sensitive to overwater, let it dry between watering

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full sun – grow well but sometimes might be burn in the top of the stems / Half shade will grow the best / Full shade – can grow well but might do problem in blooming season (need a lot light before blooming. In high temperature 40c (104F) put it in full shade, in low temperature 5C (41F) put in full sun.

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?
Yes, but need light in order to bloom

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Yes, when grow in container need to be container that little big than the root ball, also the soil need to be well ventilated, drainage of the soil very important.

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Spring / Summer

General information about the flower
Star flower with waxy structure can be variation with bumps, color can be: purple, pink, yellow, white, green can be with stripes or dots in color brown or red, the middle of the flower is darker can be red, black or brown.

Scientific name:

Huernia minuta

How to grow Huernia minuta

Huernia minuta


Blooming Seasons
  • Spring flowers
  • Summer flowers
Flower colors
  • Brown flowers
  • Green flower
  • Pink flower
  • Purple flower
  • Red flower
  • White flower
  • Yellow flower
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental flower
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Slow growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Perennial plant
  • Succulent
Plant Uses
  • Drought tolerant plants
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
  • Part shade Plants
  • Shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Small amounts of water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 11
  • Hardiness zone 12
  • Hardiness zone 9

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