The genus Alluaudia is named after the French entomologist Charles Alluaud, who discovered it. It includes only six species. It grows in the most arid parts of Madagascar, among the thorny forests. It is a succulent and perennial species characterized by erect stems with thorns arranged around the leaves, which act as a defense against herbivores. The plants of the genus Allaudia are easy to cultivate, that's why they are suitable for those who approach the world of succulent plants for the first time. Ideal for decorating your apartments as they are not very resistant to cold temperatures to be put outside.