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Scientific Name: Aloe marlothii A. Berger
Synonym: Aloe ferox var. xanthostachys, Aloe spectabilis, Aloe ferox, Aloe marlothii, Aloe supralaevis var. hanburyi
Family: Asphodelaceae
Bergaalwyn (Aloe  marlothii) Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 9-11

Frost Tolerance: Hardy in Phoenix

Minimum Avg. Temperature: 50F (10C)

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: Native from Zimbabwe to Mpumalanga and Mozambique

Growth Habits: Unbranched trees to 10 feet high (3 m)

Watering Needs: Summer grower, needs regular water in summer

Propagation: Seeds

The KwaZulu-Natal form used to be known as Aloe spectabilis (third picture).

Bergaalwyn (Aloe  marlothii)

Bergaalwyn (Aloe  marlothii)

Cultural Practices:
This species is dormant in winter, keep it totally dry at or around 40F (4C).

Blooming Habits:
Orange flowers in winter.

Fruiting Habits:

Guide to the Aloes of South Africa
Dry Climate Gardening With Succulents : The Huntington Botanical Gardens

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