This Aloe has heavily branching stems and thin 1½ inch long pale green recurved leaves.
It flowers in early winter with the flower stem rising 1 to 2 feet before branching with each upright branch bearing compact rounded clusters of pale orange buds opening to a pale salmon or yellow color.
It grows well in part-to-full sun in well-drained soil. Aloe tongaensis ‘Medusa’ benefits from ample water and fertilizer in warm months to speed growth, and it is also drought-resistant. It is hardy to around 22°F.