Evergreen succulent species that produces attractive strap-shaped foliage variegated with green and white colouring and edged in small spines. Dependent on the light conditions, foliage may take on a red or grey shading. Grows with a clumping habit, flowers are pink-red in colour, tubular and borne on flowering spikes up to 80cm tall.
Seeds should be allowed to dry for at least 3 months after flowering before they are harvested.
Remove offsets gently from the mother plant and replant in the desired position in the garden or in pots.
Hummingbirds are attracted by the nectar that is produced by the flowers.
Plant in pots that will allow sufficient drainage. Preferrably used wider pots as opposed to deep pots.
Djibouti to Somalia.
Soil PH preference
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Generally disease free, but can be attacked by mealybugs and scale insects.