Othonna capensis is a fast growing, trailing succulent with long, narrow, bean-like foliage that grows on brightly colored stems. It will grow up to 2 inches (5 cm) in height, before trailing downwards. The beans can range in color from green to a purple or burgundy. The stems are a bright ruby red to purple. Small, yellow, daisy like flowers can appear all year round. The flower grows on a tall red stem above the foliage.