Native to the central plateau of Madagascar. It is a moderate grower, but an impressive specimen with a big caudex which can develop quickly. Water sparingly in summer and plant in extra well-drained soil to avoid waterlogged conditions. Do not water from November to March. It is sensitive to cold and should be kept totally dry in winter. Protect from frost. It will lose its leaves and go dormant in winter. It grows best in full sun to light shade.