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Large Treelike Aloe with Orange Red Flowers


A bold statement in the garden, this single stemmed, succulent tree has thick, wide, grey-green to dull green leaves. Reddish-brown spines on margins and often scattered on the surfaces of the leaves. Dead leaves persist on stem. Numerous spikes of orange-red flowers on horizontally branched stems appear late winter through spring. Plant in full sun.

Aloe marlothii (A. spectabilis)

Fruit Characteristics

 Fruit edible : Yes

Leaf Characteristics

Leaf texture : Spiny

Leaf shape : Keeled

Leaf color : Grey-green

Flower Characteristics

Flower width : 8"

Flower shape : Tubular

Flower color : Pink

Plant Anatomy

Foliage growth cycle : Evergreen

Average size maturity width : 5-6 ft.

Average size maturity height : 8-12 ft.

Growth rate : Moderate

Cultural Information

USDA Zone : 25 to 30 F (Z9b

Sunset zone : 8, 9, 12-24

Water requirements : Moderate

Light exposure : Partial Sun

Landscape Attributes

Under oak trees : Yes

Barrier plants : Yes

Seashore conditions : Yes

Oak root fungus resistance : Yes

Hummingbirds : Yes

Hedges and screens : Yes

Frost tender : Yes

Fragrance : Yes

Erosion control : Yes

Drought tolerant : Yes

Deer resistant : Yes

Butterflies : Yes

Colorful fruits and berries : Yes

Birds : Yes

Autumn foliage color : Yes

Attractive bark : Yes

Allergenic plants : Yes

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