Turbina holubii, native to South Africa, is a small shrub that grows 2 to 5 feet in height. It is best suited to sunny or semi-shade sites with moderate water. The plant produces a caudex (thickened stem) that can reach 18 inches in diameter and has branches that can lay flat on the ground, reaching up to 80 inches. The buff-green to olive green leaves of Turbina holubii are deciduous and vary in shape from ovate to cordate to circular and oblong cordate. In the summer months this plant produces mauve or pink flowers, sometimes darker in the centre. On rare occasions, white flowered plants may be spotted.
Turbina holubii is suitable for growing outdoors within USDA hardiness zones 9 through 11. In colder climates, it is possible to grow Turbina holubii in a pot. The soil should be well-draining and it should be kept moderately moist. When potted, the caudex should not be allowed to become completely dry. The roots should be kept cool with the shade and the shrub should be kept in a relatively low light, sheltered area. Additionally, the plant should be kept away from strong winds, which can dry it out quickly, as well as protect it from frost. When exposed to temperatures below freezing, the foliage may become damaged and possibly die as a result. To prevent such damage, potted plants should be brought indoors and placed in a sunny location near a window during cooler months. With adequate warmth, light and care, Turbina holubii will bring a sparkling bloom to the home or garden.