|P. echinatum is a shrubby, deciduous, perennial succulent with a swollen stem bearing a few gray branches, covered with spiny stipules. Heart-shaped, gray-green leaves, are hairy above, and below. Bears clusters, of small star-shaped, white to pink flowers, with dark red marks. Native to South Africa.
This plant is commonly called a geranium, which can be confusing. The genus is Pelargonium, though there is a completely different group of plants with the genus name Geranium, which are commonly called Cranesbills. Remove dead flowers to promote new growth. Excellent container or border plant. Good houseplant.