Aloe brevifolia

  • Aloe brevifolia 1gal

1 Gallon $6.50

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Aloe brevifolia

  • Names and Synonyms:  
    Aloe prolifera, Aloe perfoliata var. delta
  • Common Names:  
    Short Leaved Aloe, Kleinaalwyn
  • Family:  
  • Origin:  
    South Africa, Western Cape Province close to the coast in relatively mild winter rainfall areas.
  • Size Label:  
    1 Gallon
  • Height:  
  • Width:  
    2-3' spreading
  • Cold Tolerance:  
    25 to 30°F; -3.9 to -1.1°C
  • Heat Tolerance:  
    Very high
  • Light Requirement:  
    Part to full sun
  • Water needs:  
    Very drought tolerant but can take some summer irrigation to keep the leaves plump.
  • Maintenance:  
    Remove dead flower spikes as desired.
  • Uses:  
    Excellent drought tolerant ground cover on rocky clay soils. It is an attractive rock, succulent, and cactus garden plant and is useful in xeriscape. Deer resistant. Also works well as a succulent container plant.
  • Propagation:  
    Easily propagated by dividing rosette clusters. Seeds.
  • Special notes:  
    This easily grown aloe is a great small-scale groundcover and was one of the first aloes to be successfully cultivated in Europe receiving the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit in 2002. This plant has a restricted natural distribution on dry clay soil in mild winter rainfall areas near the coast and up to 500 feet in elevation in the Western Cape Province of South Africa. Its natural habitat is critically endangered because of that area's transformation to agriculture. Aloe brevifolia has blue green leaves with soft white thorns on its leaf margins, and raised white spots, looking like thorns, all over the top and bottom of the leaves. In cooler weather the leaves can take on an attractive pinkish hue. Blooms in spring with a cheery display of unbranched spikes of bright orange tubular flowers that rise 16 to 24 inches above the leaves. The flowers are very attractive to hummingbirds.