Aloe polyphylla is a stemless aloe and grows its leaves in a very distinctive spiral shape. The plants do not seem to sucker or produce off-shoots, but from the germination of their seeds they can form small, dense clumps. The fat, wide, serrated, gray-green leaves have sharp, dark leaf-tips.
This aloe flowers at the beginning of summer, producing red-to-pink flowers at the head of robust, branched inflorescences.
Care: Provide full sun or light shade and excellent drainage. Winter moisture is fatal.