Aloidendron ramosissimum stems keep branching by dividing rosettes until the plant appearance is that of a dense, somewhat rounded shrub covered in many bluish-green or yellow-green finger-like leaves. There are small brown teeth on the edges. Stems lose old leaves and become smooth over time. They are covered in a waxy bloom.
The habitat of this tree aloe has an average (winter) rainfall of 110 mm per annum with no rain in some dry years. Temperatures in this habitat may reach 46˚C. The Richtersveld and southern Namibia has sandy soil and rocky hills. The species is considered threatened due to habitat loss.
This plant is not known for medicinal applications like so many other local species, but young flower shoots are sometimes eaten. The taste is said to resemble asparagus (Wikipedia; www.plantzafrica.com).