Gibbaeum Heathii Living Stones is an intriguing succulent originating from South Africa where it grows in rock crevices in the Little Karoo region. Unfortunately, due to aggressive harvesting by succulent collectors, Gibbaeum Heathii Living Stones, also known as the Living Stones, is rarely found in its native habitat. Gibbaeum Heathii Living Stones is highly sought after because of its small round pea-like balls that can resemble a rock, with the emerging flowers (when clumped together) resembling a split rock. As the plants mature, they produce a finely-cut and scented, white and/or pink daisy like flower (not dissimilar to a Livingstone Daisy) which can be 4-5cm in diameter, which is a pretty impressive flower to plant size ratio. Gibbaeum Heathii Living Stones is ideally grown in pots with a free draining mix high in sand, but will also grow in rockeries and a wide range of gardens, and like all succulents is very drought tolerant, making it a favourite for pots and sun-drenched garden beds. The young foliage is generally green, but take on a silver tone as they mature, with the stunningly exotic dusted-silver foliage making this variety a great addition to any garden as the intriguing texture provides great contrast. At The Climbing Fig, we believe in conservation through cultivation, so why not consider growing this stunning succulent variety, and ensure this valuable biodiversity is conserved. The seeds of Gibbaeum Heathii Living Stones we have on offer have been sustainably sourced, and we look forward to helping other keen gardeners to share the joy of growing this fascinating plant.
Advantages of Gibbaeum Heathii Living Stones
- Intriguing stone plant
- Scented daisy-like flowers
- Very compact succulent
- Rare South African succulent
- 3 - 5 cm height at maturity
- 20 cm apart is a suitable planting distance
- Prefers full sun but will tolerate part shade
- Suitable for pots and will grow in most regions of Australia
- Hardy succulent
What am I Purchasing?
- Premium seeds of Gibbaeum Heathii Living Stones
- Easy to follow seed propagation notes