This genus forms branched shrubs, with fleshywhich are almost cylindrical. The are very beautiful, white or yellowish-white. The growing period is in summer, when can be frequent, but in winter the plants should be kept on the dry side. There are about three species in the genus, the best of which is: Aridaria splendens. Cape Province. This has cylindrical leaves, not united, bluntish, curved inwards, but recurving at the tips; they are pale green, with a few dark green tubercles, and a slightly frosted appearance. Flowers, yellowish-white.