This species is from east-central Africa, centered on Malawi and extending northwards and southwards. This shrubby species produces few branches, each of which bear a terminal rosette of gray-green leaves with a bluish cast and faint lines. The flowers are red. We have some difficulty growing these plants in Tucson owing to the high summer heat, and we wouldn‘t even consider growing this species outdoors in the winter. These plants are rooted offsets in 4-inch pots.