Ledebouria ovatifolia is characterised by the leaves which are tightly appressed and broadly triangular in shape. This species is very widespread and displays a wide variation with several local forms. The upper leaf surface is variously marked with dense to sparse purple or dark green spots or is totally unspotted.
The large pink flowers of this Ledebouria is quite a surprise since most Ledebourias have rather insignificant or sparsely spaced flowers. The specie is very variable. It prefers a heavy soil and wet feet in the growing season.