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Spiral aloe

Aloe polyphylla

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The spine-tipped leaves of this aloe grow in a beautiful spiral; mature plants have five rows of leaves growing either clockwise or counterclockwise. It is very hardy, but will rarely flower. A native of Lesotho, Africa, it is extremely endangered due to overcollecting.

CareProvide full sun or light shade and excellent drainage. Winter moisture is fatal.

ProblemsFusarium crown rot.

  • Genus : Aloe
  • Zones : 11
  • Plant Height : 6 to 12 inches
  • Plant Width : 6 to 12 inches
  • Plant Type : Cacti and Succulents
  • Uses : Containers
  • Tolerance : Deer Tolerant, Drought Tolerant, Frost Tolerant
  • Moisture : Dry to Medium
  • Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Maintenance : Low
  • Characteristics : Showy Foliage
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Spring Interest
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