Aloe marlothii is a very hardy, large, upright, single-stemmed Aloe with a rosette of large, fleshy, thorny leaves. The beard of dried leaves is an attractive feature of this plant.
The horizontally branched spikes of tubular orange, red or bicoloured flowers with protruding dark stamens are borne from May to August. The flowers attract many species of birds and butterflies to the garden.
Excellent accent plant. Plant in well-drained soil in a rockery, succulent bed or as a feature of a grassland garden. This is the typical, tall, standard Aloe seen on rocky ridges on the Highveld. Used medicinally.
Size 2 to 5m