Aloe africana

Aloe africanaAloe africana

photos: Palmbob

Another bold beauty from the Aloe clan! If you garden in USDA Zone 9b, it’s practically a mandate that you host an Aloe or two & here’s a BIG one that makes an impressive specimen. Eventually, this 6’ plus tall Aloe will form a trunk under a skirt of desiccating leaves. Flowering commences in late Winter & carries on through Spring, but often this species will bloom during the Summer as well. The many upright inflorescences carry hundreds of orange & yellow flowers. These torch-like blooms are attractive to hummingbirds & compliment the grey green leaves, which are armed with many dark thorns. Tolerant of hot sun, drought, wind, deer, salt spray & a wide range of soils. From the Eastern Cape of South Africa.

Claire Woods

 Full Sun
Low Water

USDA Zones 9b-10