From northeastern South Africa, extending west into Botswana, east into Mozambique, and northwards into Zimbabwe and Zambia, this species is closely related to A. lutescens. The rosettes are solitary or with some minor offsets, bearing blue-green leaves that are rather distinctive. This form has bicolored flowers that are bright red. We grow these plants outside in Tucson, where they have withstood temperatures down to 18F. These plants are seedlings in 2-inch pots.