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Mountain Aloe

Mountain Aloe

Regular price $48.40 USD
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Plant Type: Aloes
Plant Height: 5-8 feet
Spread: 4-6 feet
Flower Color: bright orange-red
Sun Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade


The Mountain Aloe, scientifically known as Aloe marlothii, is a striking and robust species native to southern Africa. This aloe is distinguished by its large size, typically reaching heights of 5 to 8 feet with a spread of about 4 to 6 feet. It forms a dense rosette of thick, fleshy leaves that are gray-green in color, with the surfaces covered in spiky thorns and the edges lined with sharp teeth.

One of the defining features of Aloe marlothii is its rough, textured leaf surface, which sets it apart from other aloe species. The leaves are broad and heavy, often curving outwards, giving the plant a formidable appearance.

Adapted to rocky hillsides and mountainous terrains, Mountain Aloe thrives in full sun to partial shade. It prefers well-drained soils and, like most aloes, is highly drought-tolerant once established, making it suitable for xeriscaping and arid garden landscapes.

Aloe marlothii produces spectacular flowering spikes, typically in the winter. The tall spikes are adorned with clusters of bright orange-red flowers, which are a magnet for nectar-feeding birds and insects. These vibrant blooms add a striking contrast to the landscape during the cooler months.

Overall, Aloe marlothii is an impressive and majestic plant. Its substantial size, unique leaf texture, and brilliant winter blooms make it a focal point in any garden. It's especially suited for large outdoor spaces where its full beauty and scale can be appreciated. The Mountain Aloe's combination of ornamental appeal and low-maintenance needs makes it a popular choice for gardeners seeking to add a touch of the dramatic to their landscapes.

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