The name of this genus comes from the Greek and literally means "flower of the Karoo", probably referring both to its great inflorescence of a wonderful and lively yellow, and to the origin zone situated in the arid South African hinterland. These are pretty miniature succulents, which do not exceed a few centimetees in height but tend rather to develop horizontally to cover large spaces. The minute rosettes are formed by leaves with triangular section, lanceolate and strongly fleshy, in which they are able to store remarkable quantities of water, such as to allow the plant to survive even in the extreme conditions of the areas where it is born spontaneously. Thanks to the drought and climate of its native place, Carruanthus has adapted over time becoming an extremely resistant succulent and easy to grow: with very little care will give your environments a charm no doubt unexpected! Here are some tips for its cultivation: It requires a lot of light throughout the year, however, avoid direct sunlight especially during the hottest hours of the day. It prefers rather mild temperatures, however it still survives even at temperatures close to freezing if the soil is dry. Water moderately and only when the soil is completely dry. It is enough to water it once a week in spring and summer, to reduce it to once every two months in autumn and to suspend it completely in winter. The best soil is a well-draining one, even better if further enriched with inert materials such as pumice and lapilli. They do not need frequent fertilization, it is sufficient to dilute the fertilizer with watering once a year.