Hardy Spiral Aloe
Also known as
Many-Leaved Aloe, Basotoland Aloe, Coiled Aloe
5 years to reach maturity
This plant has no fragrance
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Hardy Spiral Aloe Overview
Compact evergreen perennial species with striking, spiralling foliage. The most striking feature of this Aloe species is its regular leaves arranged in a spiral rosette. The species is highly sought after as an ornamental, but is difficult to cultivate and is difficult to maintain outside its natural habitat. Leaves are fleshy and edged in pale green to white spines, with a single, brown spine at their tips. Flowers are tubular and produced on a branched inflorescence, they vary in colour but are most often pink-red with green-yellow tips.
Common problems with Hardy Spiral Aloe
Like most aloes, susceptible to scale insects and mealy bugs.
Hardy Spiral Aloe Companion Plants
Grasses, succulents and other aloe species.
How to harvest Hardy Spiral Aloe
Generally not harvested.
How to propagate Hardy Spiral Aloe
Sow seeds when ripe in sandy soil.
Special features of Hardy Spiral Aloe
Aloes can go long periods with little water.
Other uses of Hardy Spiral Aloe
One of the most beautiful Aloe species due to the spiral arrangement of its leaves.