Huernia procumbens, succulent plant, potted plant, lifesaver plant


The Huernia procumbens succulent plant grows long trailing stems with offshoots that become full long branches. These branches can be carefully separated and rooted as new independent plants to fill out a larger pot or to be given away as gifts. The flowers have a distinctive ring shape in the center and five large petals around the central ring in the shape of a starfish. The shape of the central ring of the flower gives the plant the huernia genus the nickname Lifesaver plants. The flower of the Huernia procumbens can measure over two inches across. The central ring is a reddish-brown with yellowish petals. The plant itself can range from a vibrant pale green to a reddish, almost purple color depending upon light, temperature, and watering.

With this order, you'll receive one established starter plant, fully rooted and exhibiting healthy new growth. It is growing in a 2.625" nursery pot as shown in the photos. Your plant will be of similar size and condition to those shown in the photos. Over time, you can remove and root some of the side branches and create a full, large planter full of snake-like Huernia procumbens plants that gives the appearance of a Medusa.

Each of these succulent plants will come with a complete care instruction sheet that will help your plant thrive in your home. It will include instructions for taking cuttings from your Huernia procumbens and rooting them as independent plants.

The Huernia procumbens, as a succulent plant, is able to withstand a few missed waterings fairly well, making it easy to care for as a houseplant.

The huernia procumbens is NOT cold-hardy. If you're ordering during the winter months, we strongly encourage you to add a heat pack to your order. If you order the 72 hour heat pack from our site, we'll upgrade to the 96 hour heat pack if the expected shipping time is going to be 3 days or more. During the winter months, we only use Priority Mail to reduce transit times and minimize shipping stress.

We cannot accept returns on live plants, but if you have any issues with your plant when you receive it, please contact us immediately. At Sylvan Gardens, our mission is to help you grow good things and we take that mission seriously.

Shipping & Policies

Shipping from United States

Processing time

1-3 business days

Customs and import taxes

Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

Payment Options

Secure options
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards

Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns and exchanges

Just contact me within: 3 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 14 days of delivery

I don't accept cancellations

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Items on sale

Conditions of return

Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.

Frequently Asked Questions

Care instructions

All our plants, seeds and cuttings will include detailed instructions for planting, care, and everything else you need to know to help your plants thrive!

Shipping Times, Methods, and Costs?

Most plants are shipped by USPS Priority Mail or USPS . In cold months we only ship by Priority Mail to minimize shipping times and we strongly recommend that you add a heat pack to your order to protect your plants from cold damage. The heat packs are priced low to cover our cost and can mean the difference between receiving a happy, healthy plant or a plant that is damaged or killed by cold exposure. Our mission is to help you grow good things, and that starts with taking every precaution in shipping to make sure your plant arrives in good condition. If there is any issue with your order when you receive it, please let us know.

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