Afrikaans name: Bontaalwyn
The Soap Aloe is also known as the Common Soap Aloe. It gets its name from the soapy lather that forms when its sap is mixed with water.
Apparently this aloe has a number of medicinal purposes and its leaves may be eaten.
It grows up to a metre in height and is often found in colonies.
References and further readingA Photographic Guide to Wild Flowers of South Africa - Author: Braam van Wyk - Year Published: 2000 - Page: 101
Guide to the Aloes of South Africa - 3rd Edition - Author: Ben-Erik van Wyk and Gideon F. Smith - Year Published: 2014 - Page: 250
What Aloe is That? - Author: Eric Judd - Year Published: 1967 - Page: 5