Muiria hortenseae #2:
One double-headed plant.
This charming little dumpling is among the most grand Mesembs. Very closely related to Conophytum, Muiria is a monotypic genus that translates from Latin to “mouse head”. A large fuzzy cluster of Muiria hortenseae breaking through its egg case in the Spring is among the most impressive sights an Aizoaceae enthusiast can behold. While famously hard to grow in cultivation, they cover South Africa’s Succulent Karoo like a fungus. According to our friend Steven Hammer, the secret is to give them a steady supply of water throughout the year.