The Namaqua porkbush (Ceraria namaquensis) belongs to the Didiereaceae family. It is a deciduous shrub that is native to the border between South Africa and Namibia. This herb grows along the Orange River valley, that is an extremely arid, winter-rainfall area, and reaches height of 1.3-1.8 m. It is very slow-growing. The stems are stout and grow upwards, forking. The leaves are small, ovoid, club-shaped, succulent, and densely coat its stems. The flowers are usually unisexual.