5 years to reach maturity
This plant has no fragrance
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African Aloe Overview
The bright yellow, red and orange flowers of this species make it an incredible decorative plant in any home garden. Flowering times vary and sometimes flowers appear in the colder winter months. It requires little watering, which makes it ideal to plant in shallow rock gardens. The sap from the leaves can be used as a replacement for soap, hence the commonly used name of this plant. ZA Distribution: Eastern Cape, Free State, KwaZulu-Natal, Mpumalanga.
African Aloe Companion Plants
Along alongside other aloes and succulents.
How to harvest African Aloe
Seeds should be allowed to dry for at least 3 months after flowering before they are harvested.
How to propagate African Aloe
Remove offsets and replant directly in the desired position in the garden.
Special features of African Aloe
Sunbirds are attracted by the nectar that is produced by the flowers.
Requires little watering and can survive for extended periods of time without being watered.
Other uses of African Aloe
The sap from the leaves is said to be used by people of various cultures as a substitute for soap.
A useful garden plant with year round interest. Plant in dry flower beds or rockeries.