A small but robust succulent shrublet about 300-600 mm high with an upright to sprawling habit. It has a few stems that branch from the base. As the plants get older the bottom of the stems turn brown and dry with the bright green, new leaves at the tips. The succulent leaves are flat, oval shaped and crowded along the stems, overlapping each other. In mid summer (December-January) to late summer (to March) the striking flowers are formed in a dense flat-topped head at the tip of the stems. The long tubular flowers are fragrant and brilliant red, especially in sunshine.