Medium sized and stem-less, this tough little aloe produces large, lax, well-branched inflorescences with short racemes. The flower buds are pink at the base until the flowers open creamy white, and they have a waxy sheen (hence the name). Flowering can happen any time after mid summer to early spring. Mature plants produce consecutive inflorescences that result in an extended flower period.
The decorative plant has neat, green leaves lined with pinkish spines. The leaves develop a pink-brownish tint during dry and/or cold times. The plant is in no hurry to divide its rosette, nor does it produce stem shoots. This makes it ideal as a border plant for the open rockery or a container subject as it will not be cluttered by excessive shoot production.
Updated 1 May 2019