Huernia zebrina is known for the flowers which are striped bright yellow and red with a thick rubbery ring in the center and have earned it the nickname 'Lifesaver Plant'. It blooms generously from late spring through summer.
Huernia zebrina (the common name is Little Owl Eyes) is a low-growing perennial succulent species more or less creeping, occasionally forming mats. It is one of the most beautifully flowering huernias and very popular in cultivation for its odd blooms. It has a raised, glossy, wine-red ring or 'annulus' around the mouth of the corolla tube. The corolla varies in size and is usually patterned with wine-red zebra stripes which vary conspicuously in colour intensity. One of the so-called “lifebuoy” huernias because of the glossy raised annulus.