In nature it grows under shrubs on the rocky walls of the desert Succulent Karoo. T. Buchholzianus is a dwarf succulent plant, similar to a bonsai, with caudex where it stores water to survive during periods of drought. The habit of this plant is irregular, from the caudex grow several brown to grayish branches of various lengths. It is a winter growing succulent plant and during the vegetative period grows its green, smooth and linear leaves. Before entering the dormancy period it blooms with a pale pink bell-shaped inflorescence. It is a very fragile plant, breaking easily so be very careful when you repot it.