Aloe microstigma is an attractive, evergreen, succulent perennial up to 32 inches (70 cm) tall and up to 20 inches (50 cm) in diameter, forming solitary or small clumps of beautiful rosettes of blue-green leaves, which warm up to reddish brown if suffering from environmental stress. The leaves are adorned with conspicuous white spots, which contrast nicely with the reddish teeth along the edges. It usually produces 2 or 3 flowers simultaneously in early winter. The inflorescences are unbranched, up to 3 feet (90 cm) tall. The flowers are bicolored, with red buds turning orange.