The emerging yellow inflorescence has the features of a healthy Aloe marlothii plant. The leaves normally have scattered spines on their surfaces, not only along the margins. There are forms of A. marlothii lacking spiny surfaces though, but the longitudinal lines on the leaf blades show that an admixture of another species is present in this hybrid.
The size of the marginal spines is also not quite marlothii. Note the spacing variations among the marginal spines (Van Wyk and Smith, 2003).