Despite its common name, the flowers of this plant may be either white or pink. Like Seablush (Plectritis congesta), the flowers are in dense terminal heads. Individual flowers are very small (each 2–3.5 mm across), more or less radial with equal-sized lobes. The spur is thick, blunt and noticeably longer than that of Seablush. Leaves are opposite, more or less spoon-shaped with a delicate network of veining.