Widely distributed in southern Africa, from Namibia across to Mozambique, this maculate Aloe is distinguished by the banding on the leaves that earns it its species epithet. These plants are from material originally collected in Kaokoland, northern Namibia. The plants form clumps that are reasonably controlled in cultivation. The panicles of red flowers are produced in the early fall to early winter. These plants are seedlings in 3-inch pots.