USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F)
Sun to Partial Shade
Allow soil to completely dry inbetween waterings.
Many mixes work well. The key is to allow fast drainage and fast drying. Sand/grit should make up the bulk with varying amounts of loam/peat/perlite type things.
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)