Great succulent bonsai: the thick root and trunk eventually can be trained to the shape of a odd mini-bonsai. It has small, pebble-like leaves and lovely daisy-like yellow flowers in winter. It needs some direct sunlight to bloom well and if it is too cloudy the flowers fail to open entirely.
A. schoonesii is not all that common, a bit of a specialist plant. It has a large taproot so it is very resistant to drough. When it is potted up, the plant can be progressively raised over the ground so that some of the roots can be seen and is especially cultivated for their looks. Architecturally it is a real stunner. When the "caudex" shape of the raised roots is adequately in evidence this plant is incomparable.