With most genus of plant these days, there are a myriad of varieties to choose from. Unless of course you are looking at a monotypic genus, Sciadopitys or…
Plants prefer moist conditions and being out of strong sunlight. Thicker leaves grant more protection against slugs and snails, but it still pays to be vigilant early in the season.
Propagate by division of the fleshy crowns in early spring. Seed raised plants very rarely come true to type (except H.ventricosa).
Pests, diseases or disorders
Slugs and snails are the main problem, but also crown rot if the soil has been waterlogged.