Gardening Questions And Answers
Habitat. Lapidaria margaretae grows sunken into the ground on white quartz plains, in crevices, in red sand or on loose stone. It is usually located on Northeast-facing gentle hill slope in full sun, or under dwarf shrub in a succulent steppe. It often grows near other stone-like succulents, such as Lithops species.
Lapidaria margaretae must have its waterings monitored because it is a ‘thirsty’ succulent and quickly will take up as much water as it possibly can, and when too much water is available it will drink up so much that it’s epidermis splits and leaves large unsightly brown and white scars on the surface.