at Eierpoort Nature Reserve.
image shows an exceptionally compact form. The stems are erect or decumbent.
The spreading shrubs are up to 500 mm high. The leaves are green to brownish-red to
purplish with a red or yellow margin. The leaf base is fused into a succulent disc.
A spike-like inflorescence appears in autumn. 1-3 pairs of bracts without
axillary flowers are present, petals have prominent terminal dorsal appendages.
Propagation: Seeds and cuttings. Sow
seeds in autumn. Plants root easily from cuttings, place cuttings in
clean river sand, mist every three to four days, roots should appear with
Full sun, protect against frost, water every two weeks from autumn to
spring (careful watering required in winter). Plants grow well in a
well-drained mineral soil. Feed plants every second or third