A true weirdo. This plant grows slowly grows a caudex (thick base) that continually sprout and lose speckled egg shaped leaves. It also blooms lavender to pink flowers in the winter.
It is native to rocky flats and cliffsides of Namibia where it grows in clumps. The leaves fall off very easily, and some will probably fall off during shipping. Be careful when transplanting. The leaves do not propagate new plants, but they do grow back eventually.
This listing is for a single plant which has started to develop branches – most others are sold as multiple tiny plants in a 2″ pot.
Use a very well draining soil mix. Store bought cactus and succulent mix often retains too much water. You can add gritty materials like pumice, lava rock, or perlite to loosen it up and improve drainage. Your mix should be at least half gritty ingredients. Use a pot with drain holes so the soil can dry out.
Soak your plants thoroughly, then let them dry out completely before watering again. Frequency will depend on your climate. Check for dryness by sticking your finger into the top of the soil, or looking into the drain holes at the bottom of the pot.
Bare Root Shipping
Most of our plants ship bare root to save on shipping cost. This means the plant will not include a pot or soil. Some plants are shipped in the pot to avoid damage.