Nicknamed mother in laws tongue from the sharpness of the evergreen sword like leaves that grow in an upward fashion. There is a number of these succulent type varieties available that includes, golden edged leaves, white edged and the green and grayish mottled type. Small greenish white flowers can appear once this species matures in age. This seems as though it happens by luck rather than effort for some growers. Keeping to the correct conditions gives the plant a higher chance of buds and then flowers appearing. The tall looking leathery upright leaves is what makes this succulent visually appealing rather than the flowers that may appear. The leaves are fleshy that sit within a rosette arrangement and can grow up to 3ft tall.