Related to the more familiar Portulaca, native to South Africa (Karoo), and forms small spiraling star-shaped rosettes with fleshy dark olive green pointed leaves that turn purple in bright light. Attractive, white filament-like hairs are present along the stems adding a nice contrast to the dark foliage. Single flowers arise on 3”-4” stems above the leaves and are pink to rose-purple, 3/4" wide, and resemble flattened Portulaca flowers; they open in late afternoon closing every night.
Succulents require porous soil with adequate drainage, and bright light with ample airflow. Water thoroughly when soil is dry to the touch. Protect from frost.