Aloe is a genus containing about 500 species of flowering succulent plants. The most common and well known of these is Aloe vera, or "true aloe". The genus is native to Africa, and is common in South Africa's Cape Province, the mountains of tropical Africa, and neighbouring areas such as Madagascar, the Arabian peninsula, and the islands of Africa. Most Aloe species have a rosette of large, thick, fleshy leaves. The leaves are often lance-shaped with a sharp apex and a spiny margin. Aloe flowers are tubular, frequently yellow, orange, pink or red, and are borne, densely clustered and pendant, at the apex of simple or branched, leafless stems.
Growing to 1.3m with stemless rosettes of dull green toothed leaves and beautiful bright red flowers with lemon on lower side. Flowers late summer.
USDA Zone - 7
Season to Sow - Spring
Sign up to our newsletter to be the first to hear about our latest offers, growing tips and products!