Huernia zebrina might seem to be a plant that is hard to care for because it blooms with such an exotic flower that anyone would imagine it takes magic to make it thrive, but it is really low maintenance if you follow some simple rules. It is a succulent plant, so it will be a really special addition to your succulent collection. Its alien-like flower will make the Lifesaver Plant stand out as an ornament more than a plant and will fit any retro setting in your house.
This succulent plant is original to South Africa, where it grows in a very dry environment, so you will want to imitate this setting when getting a Lifesaver Plant of your own. Its stripped white-burgundy flower blooms in springtime and has a really curious shape, with thin teeth on the edges, but it is known to have quite an odd smell, so be careful with where you decide to keep it — its main identification features. This smell also gave the plant a new nickname, Carrion Flower, along with Lifebuoy Huernia, Little Owl Eyes, Owl Eyes, and Zebra-Striped Huernia. Its spiky evergreen foliage easily spreads if given enough space, and, depending on the amount of light it receives, it also gets some purple coloration.