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Huernia zebrina

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Lifesaver Plant is part of the Huernia genus. Its scientific name is Huernia zebrina. The botanical name epithet for Lifesaver Plant (zebrina) means 'zebra-striped'.

Cactus produces a starfish- shaped flower with a shiny red “lifesaver” type structure in the center.

Blooms appear in these approximate colours:   Golden yellow and   Brown. The blooms display an average of 5 petals.

Lifesaver Plant grows as a perennial and is a flowering ornamental. Being a perennial plant, it tends to grow best over several years (approx 3 years and greater).

Lifesaver Plant is normally quite a low maintenance plant and is normally very easy to grow - great for beginner gardeners!

This plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Lifesaver Plant have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Lifesaver Plant

  • Dappled Sun

  • Full Sun

  • Very Low

Plant in a location that enjoys dappled sun / full sun and remember to water very sparingly. Keep in mind when planting that Lifesaver Plant is thought of as hardy, so this plant will survive close to or on freezing temperatures.

See our list of companion Plants for Lifesaver Plant to see which plants you should plant in close proximity to encourage growth.

Growing Lifesaver Plant from seed

Transplanting Lifesaver Plant

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Lifesaver Plant is a hardy plant.

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Other names for Lifesaver Plant

Starfish cactus

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