Hoodia are natives to the semi-deserts of S. Africa and Namibia. There are about 20 species in this family. The plant form a clump of short, upright stem in pale green. These plants are very difficult to grow and need a lot of attention and control of watering, temperature and sunlight. The H. gordonii has become lately in the spot light of a public interest as a supplement for diet by suppressing appetite, being taken as all natural stimulant free weight loss solution.