Stems are usually absent but very old specimens may develop procumbent stems that is covered with persistent dried leaves. Leaves are blue-green in colour and broad and flat in shape. Leaves are curved upwards to give it a boat-shape. Leaf surfaces are smooth and distinct longitudinl lines are present. The leaf margins are spineless, edges are soft and reddish in colour. Up to 3 complex inflorescence are formed, numerous head to cone shaped racemes branche from the inflorescences. Flowers are bright-orange to pinkish-red in colour, slight basal swellings are present. A yellow flowering form has been recorded in the Eastern Cape.
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