I traded some extras and got this cute succulent about a month ago. People have remarked that it looks like either tiny hearts or tiny butts, either way I guess both are cute? The genus name Gibbaeum comes from the Latin "gibbosus" or in English, "hunchback." Eh, I think my friends are more creative.
It does have a nice texture. It's hard not to touch it when I am watering my plants. Very soft and fuzzy. I haven't had this one very long, so I'll be watching it. Everything is easier to care for once they're growth habits are memorized. I hate guessing on when to water certain more picky succulents. I still am unsure when it comes to watering more difficult mesembs, haven't quite got it down yet. This one is supposed to be active and flowering through spring, it hasn't done more than work on the new sets of leaves for me, so I guess that's normal.
It isn't dying though, so I guess I'm keeping it happy. If any succulent fans have any suggestions or specific to this species cultivation advice, please let me know in the comments.