This species, the most unusual species of the genus, comes from side canyons in the Baviaanskloof in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa. The leaves are distichous, up to three inches long, with a roughened surface that may be spotless or with faint spots. Individual pendulous stems may reach several feet in length, and in habitat they hang from cliffs. The red flowers have a greatly swollen base. This species makes a great hanging basket. These plants are rooted offsets in 3-inch pots.