A solitary stem of between two and four meters is formed, leaves are perisitent and the old leaves are visible on the stem. Leaves are spreading and recurved, they are a dull green to green in colour, leaf surfaces may have a few reddish spines present, leaf margins are armed with sharp red spines. The inflorescences can be single or branched into 2 to 4 racemes that are strongly tapered. Buds are a yellow to orange colour while the flowers are a yellow colour, flowers are upturned with the stamen and style protruding from the mouth of the flower.
Aloe africana does well in gardens. Grow plants in areas with good drainage to help prevent rot.
Heimisch in, South Africa
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