This species comes from the vicinity of Hondeklip Bay, Northern Cape Province of South Africa, and the species distribution extends up into Namibia. As the former name implies, this species has very thick succulent stems. The leaves are pinnately compound and their green color contrasts nicely with the white, thickened stems. As the current name implies, the flowers, cream with dark red-mauve markings, are borne in panicles. These seedlings are in 4-inch pots and already have thick stems.