The leaves are large and glossy and appear from a thick stem. The rosette is neat forming and the offsets appear lower on the stem, keeping the central plant intact. New growth will be of a lime-green colouring whilst the old, mature leaves will appear dark burgundy but with highlights of a fire-red, giving it the name. Rarely flowers, but when it does it is in autumn.
A great specimen plant, suitable for an Aeonium planter or display. Would also look great in a pot on a patio.