Aloe longistyla is mostly from the Western Cape Province of South Africa, with some overlap into the Eastern Cape. This small, sparsely clumping species has relatively thin, spiny leaves at maturity. These plants are the smaller form from material originally collected near Calitzdorp. This species has one of the largest inflorescences in terms of size of plant within the Aloaceae. These plants are seedlings in 4-inch pots.