One of our more uncommon varieties, Orostachys iwarenge is a curious plant that forms a rosette of gray succulent leaves and tiny stems with similar offsets. The main plant gradually expands upward into towers (shaped like dunce caps) with terminal white blooms. After blooming the main plant of Orostachys iwarenge dies, leaving the offsets that surround it to replace it. The plants may die back in winter but will return in spring. This is a cute perennial for containers, walls, fairy gardens and ground covers.
Native to Asia, Chinese Dunce Caps have a life cycle similar to Hens and Chicks (Semper vivum).
Orostachys iwarenge prefers full sun to light shade and poor, well-drained soil. It may self-sow if the main plant is not removed before seed set.