Description: Nicely clumping
perennial that forms succulent mats. It is closely related to Hereroa.
Leaves: In 2 to 3 pairs in each stems, 6-9 cm long, up to 10 mm
broad, about 24 mm in diameter, fleshy,
smooth relatively stiff, hard to the
touch, upright, finger-like tubular-falcate to laterally compressed,
keeled, almost crescent shaped, sometime paddle-form, pale whitish,
yellowish-green, blue-green to pinkish, waxen with a thick layers of
crystals in the outer epidermis wall. Every
year a few new leaves grow from the central stem.
Flowers: 1-3 on a short stalk, long
lasting, pale tan, white to bright
yellow up to 5 cm broad, petal about 20-22 mm long in two series, with
green glands. Stamens in an erected bundle.
Blooming season: Flowers usually in late winter, but sometime in
Fruit: Big ovate deeply seated between the leaves, opening
Seeds: Light brow, testa ± raised, 0,75 to 0,85 mm long and 0,5
to 0,6 mm broad..