What is Huernia Zebrina, the Lifesaver Cactus?
Huernia Zebrina, also known as the Lifesaver Plant or Little Owl Plant, is a species of flowering plant in the Apocynaceae family. It’s native to Namibia, Botswana, northern South Africa, Zimbabwe and Mozambique. This low-growing perennial succulent grows in a creeping pattern and can form mats. It has stunning star-shaped carrion blooms that resemble lifesavers.
Huernia Zebrina is easy to grow and requires little space. It stores water in its stems and prefers bright light but not direct sunlight. The soil should be well-draining and watered only when it’s dry to the touch. It’s best to fertilize during the growing season with a balanced fertilizer diluted to half strength.
This beautiful succulent makes an excellent houseplant for any home or office. With its unique flower shape and vibrant colors, it will add life to any room!
A stunning succulent houseplant that is easy to grow and requires little space. It’s native to low-altitude areas of eastern and southern Africa, and can be found growing underneath other shrubs in the wild. To cultivate this plant, it needs bright light to partial shade and well-draining soil with some organic matter. Watering should be done sparingly; wait until the top inch of soil has dried out before watering again. Fertilize during the spring and summer months with a balanced fertilizer diluted to half strength. Be sure to keep an eye out for pests such as mealybugs, aphids, and scale insects which can damage the plant. With proper care, you can enjoy its unique star-shaped flowers that look like lifesavers!