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 Width : 6 to 12 inches
- Plant Height : 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