Huernia zebrina – Succulent Plant



The amazing 5 pointed, yellow, star-shaped flowers are banned in coppery brown with a dark red lifesaver rim making it appropriately named LifeSaver Plant. This low-growing succulent has 4 sided stems with soft teeth at the edges and the flowers emerge intermittently.

Sr Item name
1 Huernia zebrina – Succulent Plant
2 3 inch (8 cm) Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)

Winter hardy to USDA Zones 8 to 12. In St. Louis, it is easily grown as a houseplant. It is noted for its ease of culture and tolerance for a wide range of growing conditions. Use a peaty, soil-based potting mix. Best in filtered sun.

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Common Name Lifesaver plant
Maximum Reachable Height 0.50 to 0.75 feet
Flower Colour Pink
Bloom Time Seasonal bloomer
Difficulty Level Easy to grow

Planting And Care

Huernias require a potting mix with excellent drainage. A succulent plant mix of 50 percent pumice or perlite, 25 percent peat or organic mulch, and 25 percent sand helps prevent rotting and overwatering. Roots experience dieback in cool season dormancy, so plants grow best in shallow containers that allow the soil to dry out quickly.

Lifesaver plants prefer bright light or partial shade. In nature, they grow underneath shrubs or other plants. Too much sun causes stems to develop protective reddish or purple pigmentation and can actually scald the stems. Too little light leads to weak, thin growth with decreased flower production.

Huernia Zebrina Care

Lifesaver plants can be grown as intriguing indoor, greenhouse, or summer patio container plants almost anywhere. Species such as Huernia zebrina, H. pillansii, H. keniensis and H. primula can be grown in outdoor landscapes in warm-winter and Mediterranean climates.

Protect outdoor plants from frost and rain during winter and full sun in summer. Plant enthusiasts worldwide grow Huernias because of their interesting stem shapes and colors and because of the often intricate and fascinating flower forms and colors.

Sunlight Full sun to part shade
Watering Medium
Soil Well-drained soil
Temperature 10 degrees C
Fertilizer Apply any organic fertilizer

Huernia Zebrina Special Feature

Easy to grow. As a houseplant, grow in pots, hanging baskets, or along shelves. Ground cover or bedding plant where it can be grown outdoors.

Huernia Zebrina Uses

Ornamental Use:

  • The plant is used for ornamental purpose


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