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Aloe marlothii - Mountain or Flat Flowered Aloe

Aloe marlothii - Mountain or Flat Flowered Aloe


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Aloe marlothii - Mountain or Flat Flowered Aloe

Pack of 5 seeds.

This is a large growing, single stemmed Aloe found on rocky slopes in South Africa and Botswana. It is also known as the Flat Flowered Aloe, due to the shape and form of it's flowering stems. It is an attractive plant, whether it is in flower or not. The leaves are fiercely armed with reddish-brown spines, both on the edges and the faces.Flowering occurs in summer, although in the Northern hemisphere this may happen towards the latter half of the summer and into the autumn as is the case with many Aloes. The flowers are borne on tall (1 metre or more) branching spikes and are either red or yellow in colour, depending on the population and location. The flowers may be followed by seed pods where pollination has occurred .

The plant may flower in 5 years from seed in it's natural state, but in the far better conditions it will find in cultivation, this is likely to happen much more quickly. Despite its natural habitat, is not reliably hardy so should be grown in a pot or pan and brought in during cold weather or grown as a greenhouse specimen or in a conservatory. WIll also make a good houseplant. Full germination instructions can be found at this link.

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