It becomes nearly impossible to recommend a hardy and easy plant to take care of without mentioning succulents. While very similar and still quite hardy, this succulent has some distinct properties that set it aside from many of its cousins.
Chinese Dunce Cap (Orostachys Iwarenge) is a species of succulent native to Northern China, Mongolia, and Japan. This plant gets its name from its small, slightly lavender rosettas resembling the shape of a cone. It is sometimes referred to as the “Pulp Plant.”
To identify our green friend, look for its rosettas that can reach a height of up to 6” (15cm) and have white and yellow flowers. Many of these plants grow between 1 and 2 inches tall and serve as excellent ground coverage, often filling in cracks, and do best outdoors.
You can find the popular succulent in cold and mountainous regions. This natural habitat gives this plant resistance to occasional cold spells and freezes. Everything above the soil will die, then sprout again when the temperature becomes more suitable.