It has dense blue-green foliage, brown pendant flower heads and prefers a very well-drained soil in partial to full-sun. It is tolerant of most frosts and withstands limited coastal exposure.
Interestingly, it appears to be mainly pollinated by the honey possum, Tarsipes rostratus, which is a tiny (7-10 g) marsupial. This would account for the downward hanging flower heads which are often hidden in the foliage and very near, or touching, the ground. This secretive habit gives the possums some protection from predators as they scamper from flower to flower and plant to plant.