This species is from the southeastern provinces of South Africa. This shrub typically grows on rock outcrops and generally has ovate leaves, as the epithet suggests, with some exceptions. The cultivar ‘Gollum‘ has cylindrical leaves that appear truncated on the ends and variously colored in green and red shades. The inflorescence bears numerous white-pink, smallish flowers. These plants are rooted offsets in 4-inch pots.