Bella succulenta che elargisce generosamente i suoi fiori gialli. Cresce im mezzo a sassi di quarzo tra i quali si mimetizza imitandone il colore.
Family: Mesebrianthemaceae (Aizoaceae)
Scientific name: Schwantesia loeschiana A. Tischer
Origin: Namibia (Lüderitz-South) to South Africa (Namaqualand)
Habitat:Often found growing among quartzite stones.
Growth Habits: Small cushion forming and low growing leaf succulent.
Note: S. loeschiana is very similar with S. herrei but it has shorter leaves and is broader and stouter.
Cultivation: The Schwantesia is easy to grow. These plants grow in winter rain areas and head for dormancy in summer. Requires little water, otherwise its epidermis breaks (resulting in unsightly scars). Regular water in autumn through to spring. Water minimally in summer, only when the plant starts shrivelling but it will generally grow even in summer if given water. Requires good drainage. Keep cool and shaded in summer, needs full sun or light shade. Hardy to -2°C. Propagation: Seeds, cuttings.