Lapidaria Margaretae Karoo Rose is an intriguing succulent originating from Southern Africa where it grows in rock crevices from Namibia to the Northern Cape regions of South Africa. Lapidaria Margaretae Karoo Rose is closely related to the lithops, however is a particularly rare succulent variety as it is the only variety within the Lapidaria genus.
Lapidaria Margaretae Karoo Rose is highly sought after because of its small intriguing pyramidal shaped leaves that often resemble a pile of rocks, particularly as the plants amass a larger number of leaves. As the plants mature, they produce a finely-cut and scented, yellow 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.
Lapidaria Margaretae Karoo Rose 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 Lapidaria Margaretae Karoo Rose 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.
Important note: The seeds of Lapidaria are very small, in fact tiny. You will need to place the clear seed packet on a white piece of paper and hold up to a bright light to see the seeds. Please do not contact us telling us the seed packet was empty! If you are unable to see the tiny seeds, ask someone with better eyesight to assist. Given the small seeds, this variety is best started-off in small (~30mm) coir Jiffy pellets, ideally inside a suitable Plant Propagation Kit (also available from our online store).
Advantages of Lapidaria Margaretae Karoo Rose
Intriguing stone plant
Scented daisy-like flowers
Very compact succulent
Rare South African succulent
5 - 7 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
Seed Sowing Instructions
Easy to follow seed propagation notes are provided with every seed purchase
Seeds of this variety are best started in ~30mm Jiffy® pellets before planting into the garden