This well known grass aloe is commonly found along rocky ridges of the Witwatersrand. The plants form dense clumps. The habitat is highly threatened.
Ruschia hamata, a small succulent shrub is very cold hardy and enhances any small rockery or a dry, sunny spot in the garden. Plant in a well-drained soil and do not overwater.
Portulacaria afra is a fairly hardy, small tree with succulent leaves and ruby red branches. The leaves have a pleasant acidic flavour. After rain it is covered in clear pink to rosy mauve flowers. This very drought resistant tree grows in dry shade under trees or in full sun. Plant in well drained soil.