Dwarf Aloe (Eng.), Dwergaalwyn (Afr.)
Genus of over 150 species of dwarf, basal rosette, more or less stemless perennial succulents, that offset to form clumps. Their flowers are small, tubular and double-tipped, often with the petals reflexing backwards away from the flower throat. They are very similar between species, but their leaves show wide variations, even within a single species. The flowers are produced on tall inflorescences which grow 4-5 times the height of the leaf rosette. They are popular garden and container plants, especially H. attenuata and H. cymbiformis are fairly common house and garden plants.