Pleiospilos nelii is one of the most desirable of the mesembs for succulent plant collectors, and this cultivar is particularly nice. The plant has a rather narrow distribution in the Western and Eastern Cape Provinces of South Africa, mostly north of Willowmore and south of Graaff-Reinet. The paired leaves have a purple blush, particularly on the new leaves. As with the regular species, the older leaves are mostly gray-brown with dense dark spots, earning the common name of Split Rocks. These plants are seedlings in 3-inch pots.