Pelargonium aridum is low growing semi succulent tufted plant which grows to 30 cm (12 inches) in height, the leaves are delicate and finely divided green to greenish brown in colour with pale yellow flowers and each flowering stalk contains up to 5 flowers. It has tuberous roots below ground which can grow quite large and is reddish in colour.
This plant is native to South Africa in a large area surrounding the borders of Western & Eastern Cape and Eastwards to Lesotho & Free State where it grows in dry sandy areas, hillsides and among rocks or taller shrubs which has Summer and Winter rainfall.
Pelargonium aridum prefers well drained sandy/loam soil conditions in part shade. It is ideal for medium sized pots on the window sil or grown underneath larger plants in the garden.