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A stunning, large Aloe from so-called bushveld vegetation in KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa. It grows a robust, solitary trunk. 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 orange yellow flowers. 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. Considered by some a form of A. marlothii.