Aloe castanea
“Cat’s Tail Aloe”

Aloe castanea “Cat’s Tail Aloe”

A branching tree Aloe that grows to 12’ tall. The blooms are an unusual color – a dark orange-brown and the stalk is slightly undulating, hence the common name “Cat’s Tail Aloe”. It blooms in Winter. This Aloe is drought tolerant but it blooms better if given some water in the Summer, but it does need good drainage. Also, surprisingly, this Aloe prefers rich soil. Adding a layer of compost every year is a good thing. From South Africa.

Kelly Kilpatrick-Prop.

Sun, Part shade in Hotter climates
Low-Average Water

Zones 9-11