Kleinia stapelioformis has a succulent stem resembling that of Stapelia, hence the name. It normally grows under trees where the shade is not too deep. The lovely red flowers that are senecio-like can form quite a nice contrast with the surrounding grasses.
If Kleinia stapelioformis is planted under a tree in a dry part of the garden it can be very rewarding. It requires little water and is not prone to diseases.