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Huernia zebrina

Lifesaver Flower.  1" maroon and lime yellow flowers are so shiny they look heavily waxed. Interesting donut/funnel shape.

 

(Apocynaceae) Native to Southern Africa. Zebrina=zebra-striped.

 

Light: Part shade.  In nature, it grows under the protection of boulders or nearby shrubs.

Water: Water regularly during the summer, and keep pretty dry during the winter.  Drought tolerant.

Soil: Sharply draining, succulent mix.  Fairly tolerant of less ideal soils.

Fertilizer: Half-strength during the growing season.

Hardiness: Zone 11, although typically grown as a container specimen.




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