A succulent plant, Kleinia neriifolia has articulated branches (constrictions that make them look like rows of sausages) and thick, stubby, elongated leaves which rest directly on the main stem or branch without a petiole or footstalk. The leaves grow clustered in crowded circles at the tops of the branches. The trunk is about 1 m (3 ft) high, and the lanceolate leaves up to 12 cm (5 in) long. Fragrant grey white flowers appear at any time between March and October. The plant is deciduous, the leaves falling at the beginning of the dry season. As with most arid habitat plants, reproduction is by reseeding only.