The copper spoon plant is a much-branched slow growing shrub, (1.8 m) tall, an ideal houseplant. The leaves are spatulate ovate and fold upward from the middle. They are either bronze or grey on the underside while the top side is felted with fine cinnamon colored hairs. With age the bronze or grey fades to the same colour as the lower surface. Bright yellow flowers appear in spring on the terminal leaf clusters.