This species is wide-ranging in southeastern Africa with localities in Botswana, Swaziland, and several provinces of South Africa. These plants were propagated from material originally collected near Utrecht in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. It is a short tree with a broad canopy of triangular-shaped, blue-green leaves covered with prickles. The flowers are red and held in a multibranched inflorescence. These plants are seedlings in 5-inch pots.