African succulents

Living Rocks (Pleiospilos nelii)

– Posted in: Garden Plants, Succulents

These odd little African succulents start out egg-shaped, then split open to reveal a smaller capsule that in turn splits open at right angles to the first. In spring, being ice plants, they produce neon-bright, multipetalled, daisylike flowers. Pleiospilos are ┬átiny water tanks, accustomed to going months–even a year–without rainfall. They’re also impossible to pronounce, [...]