Also known as:
- Fan Aloe
cactus / succulent
low, drought tolerant
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Description by: Moon - Sun Cactus & Koi Gardens
Las Vegas, Nevada
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Winter Grower. Needs Shade and Very Little water in Summer. Light Shade. Orange-Red Flowers. Indoor/ Outdoor (Patio).
Description by: The Desert Northwest
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While it's not quite hardy in the Northwest, this tree Aloe deserves recognition for its beauty and ease of growth. The succulent, pale blue-green leaves are arranged in one plane, and as the plants age they produce impressive spikes of showy red flowers held well above the foliage. After many years it may branch and achieve a tree-like stature but it is quite slow. It will appreciate full sun and good drainage; provided these conditions, it doesn't seem to care if it is watered heavily or barely at all. A native of the Cape Region of South Africa, it is adapted to a pattern of winter rainfall and dry summers: as such, it has considerable resistance to rotting off at the base over winter, as certain succulents are known to do. In our greenhouses we subjected them to winter wet and frost to 26°F and they still look just fine. (By contrast, Aloe dichotoma and such, being from much warmer climates, are