A sculptural tree that forms a striking garden focal point. It is Africa's largest aloe, growing up to 15 m high and having a stem of up to 0.9 m in diameter. Its bark is grey and smooth and has green re-curved leaves with pink flowers in the winter. Cultivation is easily done from truncheons, seeds, and small stem cuttings. It branches dichotomously, the end result a rounded symmetrical crown. Lower leaves soon becoming deciduous.