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A stunning, large Aloe widely distributed in so-called bushveld vegetation South Africa, Botswana, Swaziland, Zimbabwe and Mozambique to 1600 m. It grows a robust, solitary trunk that can reach an amazing 6 m. The large, succulent, grayish to bluish green leaves can reach 1.5 m long and are studded with short spines above and below. The old leaves form a dense skirt around the trunk below the crown. The large inflorescence holds a large number of flowers that can vary from yellow to orange to red. In cultivation it is an easy to grow species for the dryish, warm temperate to tropical garden that can take drought and some cold with light freezes.