Natives of Nambia and South Africa, the unusually shaped leaves of the Lapidaria margaretae can appear as if they are tiny blocks of greenish limestone–that is, until the flowers start blooming. These diminutive succulents bloom with one flower–resembling an aster more than the rose that the plant’s common name suggests–that often overshadows the underlying cluster of two to four leaves. The yellow blossom close up at night.
Unique foliage give these cacti a geometric, sculptural appeal. Unusually showy flowers for a succulent. May be displayed outdoors in warmer weather. Likes lots of sunlight and good ventilation. A south or west-facing window is ideal.