Aloe spinosissima is one of those things that exists, but no one seems to know what it is. On the one hand, it is a species that is so poorly documented that it is not accepted in current treatments of the genus. On the other hand, there are some hybrids out there that are referred to as A. spinosissima that clearly are not. This is “the real deal” for what it is worth. The flowers are red, and the plant is shrubby and (surprise!) spiny. These plants are seedlings in 3-inch pots.