This species gets its name from its ‘scabrid’ or rough leaf surface which is covered on all sides by small tubercles. Deep green to almost blackish leaves in bright light or full sun are thick at the base and taper to a point. A variable species in size and other characteristics such as offsetting. Ours is a smaller form to about 3 or 4 inches that does offset, though it is rather a slow grower. Native to South Africa’s Western Cape Province where it is widespread in areas of rock outcrops.