|Spinescens is a dense, cushion-forming, seim-evergreen perennial with succulent stems and gray-green leaves. Produces 1 to 5 short-stemmed, saucer-shaped, dark magenta flowers. In general, this group of plants is made up of annuals, biennials, and perennials. Leaves are often succulent and deciduous, but may be semi-evergreen. Flowers are showy and saucer-shaped, borne in cymes or panicles. These relatively short-lived plants require well-drained soil that has either poor or moderate fertility, and full sun.