A picture of a Mountain Aloe

Mountain Aloe

Aloe marlothii

Also known as

Flat-Flowered Aloe, Inhlaba, Umhlaba, Bergaalwyn

Full Sun
Light watering
Tender

8a-11b

USDA zone

-12°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

4m

Max

1.5m

2m

Min

1m

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

More images of Mountain Aloe

Growing in Kirstenbosch
Leaves showing teeth
Flowers
Growing in habitat
Growing in habitat

Mountain Aloe Overview

Aloe marlothii is a striking, robust, large, single-stemmed aloe with a majestic presence. The mountain aloe is without doubt one of southern Africa's most rewarding aloes to grow and adds an interesting slant to aloe culture. This is a common feature plant. ZA Distribution: Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, North West.

Common problems with Mountain Aloe

How to propagate Mountain Aloe

Seed

By seed as soon as they are ripe.

Special features of Mountain Aloe

Attracts birds

Drought resistant

Attracts bees

Other uses of Mountain Aloe

Ornamental, architectural. Used in traditional veterinary medicine to treat parasites in livestock, as well as African horse sickness.