The genus Rabiea is found from the central part of the Eastern Cape Province through the central part of the Free State in South Africa. One species has also been found in the Northern Cape Province. The compact rosettes of thick, pointed, three-sided leaves characterize the genus. In some plants, the leaves are covered with small white spots. The showy yellow flowers appear in winter and spring. They grow well in pots and rockeries and are good plants for beginners. They can be watered all year round and prefer heavy soil and full sun. Rabiea is propagated by seed, division, or cutting.