These spaced, cartilaginous spines near Aloe longistyla leaf-tips are firm and yellowish with some translucence. The hard or soft spines may also be white. They have thickened bases and incurving tips. The spines become about 4 mm long and are roughly 5 mm apart.
The leaf-tip ends in a straight spine (Vlok and Schutte-Vlok, 2010; Van Wyk and Smith, 2003; Reynolds, 1974; Jeppe, 1969).