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
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.
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.