The growth form is variable but the Aloes all have stems, stems may be single or multi-stemmed.
The leaves of the speckled aloes group have marks or spots on both the lower and upper surfaces of the leaves. Another distinct charactristic is the colour of the leaves which turn a reddish-brown colour even though the plants are not stressed due to a lack of water.
Flowers are tubular in shape and their bases are not inflated.
Left: Aloe framessii photographed in habitat at the Kleinzee Reserve.