Faucaria paucidens

Maximum Purchase
3 units

The name Faucaria paucidens (N.E.Br.) comes from the Latin for "jaws with few teeth". F. paucidens is, in fact, one of the least toothy varieties of the toothed-leave mesembs or "living stones". It is native to South Africa where it grows in extremely rocky soil, lightly shaded or exposed to full sun. Growing in full sun stunts their growth slightly but bring out their most vibrant colors.

This loose rosette of angular leaves shimmers a pearlescent, sage green and is lightly textured with fine bumps. When cultivated in bright sun, it can bloom in any season. The flowers are an explosion of thin, yellow petals that open in the afternoon and close by evening.

F. paucidens will not tolerate hard frosts, but it grows easily in an indoor pot near a sunny window. Be sure to use well-draining soil and pots and water very infrequently, particularly in hot summers and cold winters when growth slows.

Color - Primary

Blue / Blue-green

Color - Secondary


Bloom Color

Yellow Bloom

Cold Hardiness

Zone 10 (30F)

Recommended Light Conditions

Bright Indoor Light

Recommended Light Conditions

Full Sun

Maximum Height


Growth Habit / Shape

Clumping / Mounding

Product Format

2.0" Pot

Special Characteristic

Showy Blooms

Special Characteristic

Pet Safe