Natives of the Cape Colony, these are small half shrubs which flower freely in summer and autumn, with reddish-purple. The are prostrate, and bear fleshy . Propagation is easy from and . They should be kept moderately dry in winter.
Aptenia cordifolia. A much-branched species, with prostrate. Var. foliis variegatis is similar, with the beautifully marked with creamy white. Both varieties are very suitable for baskets.