This one of the tallest Aloes, reaching up to 3M. Tall spikes of bright red flower buds in spring. This is a very striking plant, even when not in flower.
This is not a common plant in Karin’s Garden, possibly because it does grow into a large plant. The one in our personal garden has grown to about 2½M, as you can see in the picture below. And the long, succulent leaves are edged with sharp spines which do tend to snag a passer-by.
Click here to view the Aloe speciosa page in Karin’s Garden.