Aloe suprafoliata
“Mustache Aloe” “Book Aloe”

Aloe suprafoliata “Mustache Aloe” “Book Aloe”Aloe suprafoliata “Mustache Aloe” “Book Aloe”
photos: (left) David Midgley(right) Ton Rulkens

If I could marry an Aloe, suprafoliata would be “the one”. It has everything you could possible want in an Aloe. Beautiful, chalky sea-green distichous (book-like) leaves in its younger years that age in to a lovely spiral rosette. You can even keep it in its juvenile state for quite some time by keeping it in a pot & never fertilizing it, but then you’d miss out on the exquisite, 2’ long crimsony flowers that often appear in multiples every Winter. Native to the KwaZulu-Natal region in South Africa where Summer rains occur, excellent drainage & a sunny spot are key to keeping Aloe suprafoliata happy during our wet Winters. Stays a relatively compact 2’ tall & wide.                            

Megan
Plant Nerd

 

Full Sun
Avg. Water


Perennial Succulent
USDA Zones 9b-11