This aloe grows as a solitary rosette with the leaves curving inwards, resulting in a neat, rounded head or rarely form small groups. It is particularly striking with a stunted appearance and is especially attractive for its dull red flowers in winter. It is one of the most easily recognizable of the aloes even when not in flower, owing to its habit of growth. It is a low growing species with irregular flowering and seed set. It closely resembles Aloe humilis but the leaves are thicker and more rigid. If not watered for a long time, leaves tend to curl in on itself, making it look a bit like an anemone curling into a ball when protecting itself.
Fez aloe is an easy plant that usually does not give any problems in cultivation. Needs light shade to filtered sun, but will redden with more light exposure. Regular water in summer, keep dryer in winter, needs good drainage It grows much better outdoors in spring and summer, it is also perfect for the bright windowsill. Grow it in light, fertile, well-drained, moderate soils, with a slightly acidic pH (5-6). Avoid any frost.