This tree is native to southern Africa. In habitat, this drought-resistant succulent can reach 50 feet tall and 3 feet trunk diameter, making Aloe bainesii/Aloe barberae Africa’s largest aloe.
Its trunk and branches are gray, forking eventually forming a spreading, rounded crown. Aloe bainesii/Aloe barberae has long dark green recurved and channeled leaves forming a dense rosette. Flowers appear in mid-winter on side branches with tuberous pink (green-tipped) petals.