S. tectorum is one of the most adaptable of this temperate genus of montane rosette succulents tolerating any amount of cold and considerable heat as well. It is also one of the most desirable by virtue of its elegant coloration, each leaf tip appearing to have been dipped in burgundy ink. The cultivar name of the form offered here, though unimaginative, is descriptive, as its rosettes are half the usual size, about 3 cm in diameter. We offer divisions of HBG 128484, a plant originally from Uhlig’s nursery in Germany. $7.
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