Avonia herreana (Portulacaceae) It is a tiny branching caudex succulent. The characteristic leaf covering stipules are loosely positioned over the tiny leaves next to the stems, giving the plant a papery, scaly appearance. These papery, scale-like stipules protect the plant from the sun and keep moisture close.
The propagation of Avonia is done by seeds. Sow them at a temperature between 15 and 20ºC and keep them moist until they germinate (generally in two weeks).