S. cephalophorus is a shrub succulent belonging to the Asteraceae botanical family. The succulent has a branched habit and can reach up to 40 cm tall. The leaves are lanceolate, fleshy, bluish-green in color. The blooming occurs in Autumn and the flowers are from bright yellow to orange, and are carried by long stalks. The cultivar ‘mountain fire’ has flat leaves, obovate, darker in color.