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Anyway for completeness, I thought it worth providing a photo of a real K. cephalophora that was raised from stock originating in the SW Richtersveld, which is a winter-rainfall area. This plant is much slower-growing than galpinii, the specimen in the image being over 10 years old and 30cm tall. Flowers are terminal and should be yellow in colour. However, although it has budded during the last three winters, the flowers have never opened. Based on feedback from others, it is a fairly easy species to kill!