Small shrub to about 1 m tall, adventitious roots present. Leaves obovate, greygreen, in rosettes 6-12 cm wide at the apices of the stems. Flower cluster cream or off-whitish, loose, hemispherical or broadly pyramidal. Flowers 7-9-parted. Petals greenish white, cream, greenish yellow or pale yellow, usually more or less erect.
After A. arboreum this appears to be the other most commonly cultivated species. It is naturalised in a number of sites in Vic.
This species closely resembles A. castellopaivae Bolle from which it can be distinguished by bark which is not fissured into plates, the leaf scar width and the stiff leaves. A. castello-paivae is naturalised both in the S Australian Mt Lofty Ranges and on the Yorke Peninsula.
Source: (2002). Crassulaceae. In: . Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 3. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 2. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.