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Cooper's Aloe

Aloe cooperi

Also known as

Grass Aloe, Groot-Grasaalwyn (Afr.)

Aloe cooperi (7577695026) by Leonora Enking (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Full Sun
Easy care
Light watering
Half-hardy

10a

USDA zone

-1°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1.5m

Max

1m

1m

Min

50cm

5 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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Aloe cooperi
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Cooper's Aloe Overview

This species of Aloe grows well in most parts of South Africa and is most commonly used as an attractive garden plant. The beautiful tubular flowers vary in colour from salmon pink to apricot to greenish-cream. The nectar from these flowers will attract many birds and butterflies to the home garden. Due to its low water requirement, it is also considered a water-wise garden plant. ZA Distribution: KwaZulu-Natal, Mpumalanga.

Common problems with Cooper's Aloe

Generally pest and disease free.

    How to harvest Cooper's Aloe

    Seeds should be allowed to dry for at least 3 months after flowering before they are harvested.

    How to propagate Cooper's Aloe

    Seed

    Sow seeds in a mixture of sifted potting soil and river sand (1:1). Treat seeds with fungicides to prevent damping-off disease. Replant seedlings in small pots with sandy soil mixture.

    Special features of Cooper's Aloe

    Attracts birds

    Sunbirds are attracted by the nectar that is produced by the flowers.

    Pot plant

    Plant in well-drained pots with sandy soil.

    Attractive flowers

    Other uses of Cooper's Aloe

    Other uses

    Edible

    Medicinal