This plant has fleshy leaves, which are used as a bait to attract the sand hopper over the trap door of the underground feeding pods. The feeding pods - capable of being 30cm (12") deep - are filled with sharp spines and digestive enzymes.


It attracts bumblebeetles by smelling of rotting flish, and these disperse its seeds.


Underground feeding pods kill and digest desert hoppers.


Has a self pollination strategy whereby pollen is transferred to the female part within the same plant, allowing it to produce seeds.