Aloe verdoorniae

  • Aloe verdoorniae

1 Gallon $6.50

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Aloe verdoorniae

  • Names and Synonyms:  
    Aloe greatheadii, Aloe greatheadii var. verdoorniae, Aloe greatheadii var. davyana, Aloe daveyana, Aloe mutans, Aloe graciliflora, Aloe barbertoniae, Aloe mutans, Aloe labiaflava, Aloe graciliflora, Aloe barbertoniae, Aloe longibracteata, Aloe davyana var. subolifera, Aloe comosibracteata, Aloe davyana
  • Common Names:  
    Blue Spotted Aloe, Transvaalaalwyn, Kleinaalwyn, Grasaalwyn
  • Family:  
    Aloeaceae
  • Origin:  
    South Africa
  • Size Label:  
    1 Gallon
  • Height:  
    1'
  • Width:  
    1-2'
  • USDA Zones:  
  • 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, but some summer irrigation will keep leaves looking fuller.
  • Maintenance:  
    Remove spent flower stalks and offsets as desired.
  • Uses:  
    Good in succulent, cactus and xeriscape gardens. Flowers are very attractive to nectar-loving birds and insects. Does well in containers too.
  • Propagation:  
    Remove and replant rare offsets. Collect and plant seeds.
  • Problems:  
    None, but requires good drainage.
  • Special notes:  
    Easy-to-grow Aloe verdoorniae forms stemless rosettes with interesting recurving fleshy, triangular leaves, the margins of which are armed with sharp brown teeth. In drought, the apical half of the leaf dies back and becomes twisted, leaving the remaining part almost square in shape. In bright sun, the leaves turn an interesting dark blue/black. In winter the plant puts on a colorful show with good sized conical orange-red flower spikes. Aloe verdoorniae is used among rural South African communities to treat arthritis, skin cancer, burns, eczema, psoriasis, digestive problems, high blood pressure and diabetes. Recent tests show this aloe contains a variety of compounds with confirmed antioxidant capacity and other putative health benefits (such as blood glucose, cholesterol and cortisol lowering properties).