Unlock the treasure chest of South Africa’s unique succulent flora. Mesembryanthemacea is an extremely diverse and highly fascinating group of plants which share similar characteristics. The plants in this group have beautiful flowers which generally open around mid-day. Hence the name Mid-day flower, from the Greek mesembria = mid-day and anthemom = flower. Other common names for plants in this group are “vygies”, “ice plants” and “flowering stones”.
These remarkable plants have incredible variety in their size, shape, form and flowers and have intrigued plant lovers for centuries.
The mimicry species within this group have succulent lovers intrigued with their curious appearance, as they resemble the rocks and pebbles amongst which they grow.
Once you start growing this fascinating and fun group of plants you will want to collect and grow as many as you can.
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