Larryleachia perlata is a small spineless succulent from the family Apocynaceae. Larryleachias are related to the genus Hoodia. The plants are found in very hot and arid places in the Northern Cape including the Richtersveld desert.
Larryleachia perlata is easy to grow from seed which germinates readily. The plants are however rather difficult to keep alive. They often succumb to rot due to over watering, and are susceptible to Fusarium attack.
The plants should be kept dry in winter and the minimum temperature should preferable not be below -3 deg Celsius, although some literature suggests that the plants can withstand considerably lower temperatures.
Larryleachia perlata from Vaalheuwel.
Larryleachia perlata from Hellskloof.