Our early Fall warm weather is bringing forth a wealth of flowers from a variety of places. This one is Glottiphyllum pygmaeum, actually a dwarf form of G. nelii. But though it is not recognized as a separate species by most botanists, it's generally sold as such.
Like fat-tongued green gummy bears, these are
quite easy to grow. Except for reducing the quantity of water while
dormant during overly hot periods or during the short, dark days of
winter, they enjoy moderate water with good drainage. The leaves will
vary considerably depending on the conditions under which they are
For those for whom Greek is "Greek" (like me, though I studied "Koine" Greek many (many) years ago, so I do have a little advantage.), the genus name comes from
γλωττίς (glottis), meaning "tongue" and φύλλον (Phyllon), "leaf", thus "Tongue Leaf". [Aren't those botanists clever? Who'ld a thought it?]