Aloe tenuior is an upright, gangly species that hails from the dry Eastern Cape and southern KwaZulu-Natal region of South Africa. For us, Aloe tenuior never exceeds 2' tall, but in regions with warmer winters, it can reach 9' tall. Aloe tenuior is topped with stalks of yellow or orange flowers, starting in November...which means we'll probably never see them in our climate. For us, Aloe tenuior has survived a couple of mild 17 degree F winters, but I doubt it will survive much lower. Aloe tenuior must be kept dry during the winter months.