Succulent leaves are 3.5–10 cm long and 9–15 mm wide, straight or slightly curved. Flowers are 3.2-6 cm wide, and light purple. The fruit is 2–3 cm long, 1.6–2.4 cm wide, red to purple.
The fruit pulp is edible, with a flavor like salty strawberry or kiwifruit. The skin is discarded. The leaves are also edible cooked, and can be used as a preserved pickles. Fruit of the plant can also be made into a toffee or jam.
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