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Aloe marlothii /Mountain Aloe

Aloe marlothii  / Aloe marlothii
A handsome specimen in full bloom in a southern California botanical garden
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A handsome specimen in full bloom in a southern California botanical garden

A close view of a floral stalk

Close view of basal rosette of foliage and flowers

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Scientific Name: Aloe marlothii
Common Name: Mountain Aloe
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 5-8 feet
Spread: 3 -5 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Winter
Flower color: Orange
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Dry
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Low
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
No
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Comments: This is a very robust, single-stemmed Aloe with huge thick leaves. It is reported to be among southern Africa's most important aloes. Dried leaves remain on the stem below the upper massive rosette of foliage. The margins of the leaves are covered with spines. Flowers are produced on long stems that are often borne horizontally to the main trunk. Specimen plants are grown in botanical gardens in warm southern California. They have a huge presence when in flower.