The Lebombo aloe blooms during wintertime. It carries its yellow, tubular flowers in a spear-like shape on a thick stem. This aloe has short stems with narrow, band-like leaves that are light green or reddish-brown in colour when exposed to full sun. The leaves are lined on the edges with sharp teeth and contain a yellowish, slimy sap.
Due to the moisture the plant holds it survives well in droughts. Its sap has been used as a remedy to stomach ailments for many centuries. The Lebombo aloe protects itself from being grazed by its barbarous thorns and bitter sap.