Aloe marlothii


The Aloe marlothii is indigenous to KwaZulu-Natal, Mocambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Transvaal and Natal. This large Aloe tree sports gray-green leaves with reddish-brown spines along the margins. Additionally, its spines are sporadically placed on other parts of the leaf. In the later fall months through the later winter months, flowers begin to grow and bloom. Flowers are a brilliant orange-red.

The Aloe marlothii thrives in full sun. It requires a well-drained soil. Hardy down to 15 - 20° Fahrenheit.


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Plant Details
USDA Zone Information: 
Flower : 
Ideal Light Conditions: 
Ideal Water Conditions: 
Moderate in Summer, Dry in Winter
Speed of Growth: 
Mature Height: 
15 feet
Mature Width: 
4 feet
Latin Name: 
Aloe marlothii
Common Name: 
Flat-flowered Aloe

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RoboCop (1987)
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Hot Pursuit (2015)


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Oklahoma City Zoo/Botanical Gardens
Mercer Arboretum in Houston, Texas
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Houston, TX Zoo
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