Aloe elegans

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1 Gallon $10.80

Here is a good shot showing how gorgious Aloe elegans  becomes when backlit with morning light. As gorgeous as they are, these 1 gallon specimens have now grown to larger size of about 8 X 8 X 24 inches and take up considerable volume in your shipping container. Best to add them one at a time and keep an eye on your shipping cost.

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Minimum purchase of any 4 plants for online orders.

All plants shipped bare root in one-gallon sizes.
Other sizes may be available for pick up from

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Aloe elegans

  • Names and Synonyms:  
    Aloe abyssinica, Aloe vera var. aethiopica, Aloe schweinfurthii, Aloe percrassa var. saganeitiana, Aloe abyssinica var. peacockii, Aloe aethiopica, Aloe peacockii
  • Common Names:  
    Medicine Aloe, Barbados Aloe
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  • Size Label:  
    1 Gallon
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  • Cold Tolerance:  
    25 to 30°F; -3.9 to -1.1°C
  • Heat Tolerance:  
    Very high
  • Light Requirement:  
    Full sun to light shade inland
  • Water needs:  
    Very drought tolerant
  • Maintenance:  
    Remove spent flower stalks as desired.
  • Uses:  
    Rock, succulent and cactus gardens. Excellent in xeriscape and fire-resistant plantings. Silvery-blue foliage provides a nice contrast to darker colored foliage plants. This plant's flowers are attractive to bees, butterflies and birds. Aloe elegans can be grown in containers too. Requires good drainage wherever it is planted.
  • Propagation:  
    Collect seeds after flowering. Sow seeds in sandy soil. Seeds will germinate in a few weeks at temperatures between 68 and 75 degrees F. Seedlings need moist but well-drained soil. Replant the rare occasional offset.
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  • Special notes:  
    This medium-size aloe is usually solitary growing with fleshy 1-2' leaves and green-gray coloring. Leaves have teeth on their margins and when the plant is under stress, the leaves turn a nice reddish brown. Aloe elegans blooms in winter and early spring. The heads of the conical flowers are born on branched stems, and range in color from pale yellow to orange-red.