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Fockea in Antique Stone Garlic Mortar

Fockea in Antique Stone Garlic Mortar

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The Fockea plant, also known as the caudiciform or bottleplant, is a succulent native to South Africa. Here are some general watering guidelines for a Fockea plant:

Fockea plants generally prefer bright, indirect light. Here are some lighting recommendations for Fockea plants:

  1. Bright Indirect Light: Place your Fockea plant in a location that receives bright, indirect sunlight. Avoid placing it in direct sunlight, especially during the hottest parts of the day, as it can cause sunburn and damage the leaves.

  2. Morning or Evening Sun: If you choose to provide some direct sunlight, it's best to do so during the morning or evening hours when the sun is less intense. This can be beneficial for stimulating growth and enhancing the plant's overall health.

  3. Indoor Placement: If you are keeping your Fockea plant indoors, select a spot near a window that provides bright, indirect light. East or west-facing windows are often suitable as they offer moderate sunlight without the intensity of the midday sun. Alternatively, you can also use artificial grow lights to supplement the natural light if needed.

  4. Outdoor Placement: If you're growing your Fockea plant outdoors, ensure it is placed in a location that receives partial shade or dappled sunlight. This can be achieved by placing it under the canopy of taller plants or trees that filter the sunlight.

  1. Watering Frequency: Fockea plants have a unique growth habit. They go through a period of active growth and a period of dormancy. During the active growth phase, typically in spring and summer, they require more frequent watering. However, during their dormant period, usually in fall and winter, they should be watered sparingly.

  2. Soil Moisture: Fockea plants prefer well-draining soil to prevent root rot. Allow the soil to dry out between watering sessions. Stick your finger about an inch into the soil, and if it feels dry, it's usually a good time to water. Avoid overwatering, as it can lead to root rot and other issues.

  3. Watering Technique: When watering a Fockea plant, it's best to use the "soak and dry" method allowing the excess water to drain away completely prevent water from sitting in it.

  4. Seasonal Adjustments: As mentioned earlier, adjust your watering schedule based on the plant's growth phase. During the active growth phase, you can water more frequently, but still ensure the soil dries out between waterings. In the dormant phase, reduce watering to prevent excessive moisture in the soil.

  5. Environmental Factors: Consider the environmental conditions when determining watering needs. Factors such as temperature, humidity, and the size of the plant will influence its water requirements. Monitor the plant closely and make adjustments accordingly.

Antique Stone Garlic Mortar

Approximately 8.75"W x 8.75"D x 5"H (Inside Diameter 3.75") - China - Stone

This stone mortar beauty is hand chiseled from a single block of limestone. The natural texture and weathered appearance only add to your environment. Typically used to pulverize fresh garlic or grind herbs and spices, you can now repurpose this as small planter or place it as a decorative object on a shelf or niche.

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