Description: Aloe descoingsii is a dwarf leaf-succulents (The smallest of all Aloes) with flattish heads to 5 cm in diameter and recalls Haworthia in size and shape.
Stem: Acaulescent or very shortly caulescent, clumping freely forming dense groups
Leaves: About 8-10. Stiff, short, densely rosulate ovate, curled up into inside, attenuate 3 to 6 cm long, glaucous green to dark grey-green (or earth coloured in full sun) surface rough with many dull white beautiful markings and distinct white cartilaginous marginal teeth, up to 1 mm long, 1-2 mm apart, becoming obsolete toward tips.
Flowers: On a short (12-18 cm tall), graceful unbranched stem, scarlet-orange with yellow petal tips. The flowers are urceolate with a flat and shortly attenuate base, 7-8 mm long, 4 mm in diameter.
Blooming season (In Europe): Summer.