This species from northern Somalia is a cliff-dwelling lithophyte found growing in crevices, mostly out of direct sun, and dry. Once sold as Taba's Gorge LAV10352, it is a truly lovely species that forms multi-trunked specimens from the earliest stages. The stems are fleshy, somewhat waxy, firm but not woody. Whitish leaf scars form a spiral pattern up the stem which is topped with a dense crown of crispate, oblong, slightly arched, dark green leaves less than 2 inches long. The flowering organs called hypanthodiums are virtually ever-present, but this species is uniquely dioecious. Reportedly reaches only 12 inches or so, we have had specimens reach half again that height with many branching stems. An outstanding species in every way.
VIPP PLANTS ARE SMALL POTS