Lapidaria is a monotypic genus (only one species) from the Namaqualand in South Africa where they get mostly summer rain. This genus used to be included in the genus Argyroderma, it is now classified along Lithops and Dintheranthus in the Titanopsis group. They are named for the Latine for "collection of stones", which is what a clump of plant looks like.

They have yellow flowers in the fall. After they bloom, a new pair of leaves develop, used the moisture from the older pair of leaves to grow. The plants should not be watered until the old pair of leaves is totally shriveled. They will take a small amount of frost.

Species and varieties
Lapidaria margaretae (Karoo Rose)

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