(This plant comes in a 3.5 inch pot. You will receive a very similar plant to the one in the picture. It may or may not be blooming at the time of your purchase. The plant is shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots).
Cheridopsis pillansii is a small cushion forming and low growing leaf succulent.
Stems: Very short with only 2 or 4 leaves.
Leaves: Pale grey, fat, succulent with rounded ends and many dark dots (translucent in backlight) each up to 4,5 cm long. The new leaves are shaped like a pair of cupped hands and appear from within the old leaf pair fissure which gives the impression of the plant having sets of alternate appressed leaves. Leaves are smooth
Flowers: Large, scented, up to 6 cm in diameter, usually yellow, but also pinkish or orange in colour.
Blooming season: Autumn.
Note: The Cheiridopsis is dormant in summer.
Cultivation: The Cheiridopsis is easy to grow. These plants grow in winter rainareas and head for dormancy in summer. Requires little water, otherwise its epidermis breaks (resulting in unsightly scars). Regular water in autumn through to spring. Water minimally in summer, only when the plant starts shrivelling but it will generally grow even in summer if given water. Requires good drainage. Keep cool and shaded in summer, needs full sun or light shade. Hardy to -2°C
Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz