This plant is now included in the genus Monsonia (1996). This plants habitat is in the Cape Province, South Africa. This plant has green/brown stems with dark spines and light green leaves and forms an enlarged tuberous caudex-like root system. It will slowly branch to form a low growing spreading shrub-like plant.This plant is a winter grower. Water while in leaf and keep dry when the plant goes dormant and the leaves drop. The flowers are white with a yellow center. The leaves also have a nice scent! This is often used in bonsai.