Full sun-light shade; ;low water. Native to South Africa. Grows to 2-3ft tall and wide, producing multiple rosettes around. Stemless rosettes densely packed with upright, curved smooth grey-green leaves with small sharp reddish-brown spines along the margins. The beautiful bi-colored red and yellow flowers appear well above the leaves in branched racemes in late winter with red buds opening to yellow flowers from the bottom of the inflorescence up. Well drained soil.