The leaves of Fockea capensis are opposite along the stems, ovate and finely hairy. Their margins are entire, but often wavy like those in picture, curving vigorously.
The leaves become 2 cm long, 1 cm wide; the leaf tip is rounded. Leaf browsing sometimes creates a damaged appearance for the plant.
F. capensis is regarded by some as part of F. edulis that has smooth leaves and a less warty caudex (Vlok and Schutte-Vlok, 2010; iSpot; www.desert-tropicals.com).