We keep adding more and more unique heat tolerant succulents to our line-up of plants. The fleshy foliage of the little South African beauty may look prickly but it is actually quite user friendly with no spines. Anyone who sees it bloom is intrigued by its unusual zebra-patterned, star-shaped flowers with a raised ‘lifesaver’ in the center. It’s in the same group of plants as Carrion Flower (Stapelia gigantea), but doesn’t have the same aroma. Life Saver Plant is a small slow-growing plant that works best in a container that can be kept inside during winter and placed out in the hot baking sun in summer. As a succulent, it should be allowed to dry between watering.