The expertise of Kirstenbosch plant caregivers grants this Aloe lineata var. muirii leaf rosette head start over its natural habitat counterparts.
The numerous, narrow leaves taper to thin, far-protruding tips. Only the young centre has much green, turning to orange-green and red-brown soon, starting from the tips and progressing closer to the base on older leaves.
A healthy plant bears thirty to forty leaves in its compact rosette, their average length about 30 cm and 7 cm wide at the base in the lowest live leaves of the rosette. In the really large to exceptional rosettes these dimensions increase to 40 cm long and 9 cm wide (Reynolds, 1974; http://redlist.sanbi.org).