Commonly called "flowering stones“ or "living stones“; these are true mimicry plants: their shape, size and color causes them to resemble small stones in their natural surroundings. The plants blend in among the stones as a means of protection. Grazing animals which would otherwise eat them during periods of drought to obtain moisture usually overlook them. Even experts in the field sometimes have difficulty locating plants for study because of this unusual deceptive camouflage.
Succulents require porous soil with adequate drainage, and bright light with ample airflow. Water thoroughly when soil is dry to the touch. Protect from frost.