Gypsophila is a perennial or annual herb. Stems erect or spreading, usually tufted, sometimes powdery, glabrous or glandular hairy, sometimes lignified at base. Leaves opposite, leaf blade lanceolate, oblong: ovate, spoon shaped or linear, sometimes subulate or fleshy.
Gypsophila likes a warm, dry and sunny environment and requires shade in summer. The suitable temperature for growth is 18 ~ 24 ℃, and low temperature and strong light are avoided. Not resistant to high temperature, afraid of water and humidity. The overwintering temperature must be kept above 12 ℃. It is suitable for the growth of loose and well drained sandy loam.