Huernia Zebrina is a small perennial succulent that grows in a creeping pattern. You might think that a plant that stunning is difficult to grow but it’s not, it is actually low maintenance, as long as it’s in a pot with the right potting soil and excellent drainage, and watered correctly.
It's commonly called the Life Saver Cactus due to the freakishly round centers of its blooms. We have included an image to demonstrate what an actively blooming Huernia Zebrina looks like, although the plants we have in stock are not currently blooming.
The flowers of Huernia zebrina look like they come right out of a fantasy movie: a corolla consisting of zebra-striped red and cream-colored petals with a raised, glossy, rubber-like burgundy ring in the center called annulus.
In its native range in southern Africa, it’s an understory plant. An eastern- or western-facing window that provides partial shade is best. Southern exposure with midday sun and extreme heat will stress the plant and make it susceptible to disease.
The right soil is crucial to successfully grow Huernia zebrina. Both the soil and the pot need excellent drainage.
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