An epiphytic plant (not requiring soil), that grows mainly in forks of a variety of tree species, therefore mainly in shade. It is, however, sometimes found growing freely on forest floors. It is indigenous to Eastern Cape, KZN, some East African countries and Madagascar. A piece of this plant can be placed securely in a garden in tree forks on a little humus or on the ground in shady, moist places. Little further caring may then be required.