The genus includes about a dozen species of small, compact plants, the growths having 4 to 6 pairs of. They are native to South Africa. The growing period is in the summer, the plants requiring a in full light. As the stocks are long, they should be accommodated in tall , in a very sandy .
Nananthus rubrolineatas. A very interesting species forming clumps which are more or less prostrate. Theare yellow, the petals having a very distinct line down the middle.
Nananthus vittatus. Theare of different-lengths; narrow, triangular, and rough. Flowers, pale yellow, the petals having a fine red middle line.