Aloe comptonii

Aloe comptonii Aloe comptonii

Aloe comptonii has great red flowers. The flower head is compact and has a spiky, fireworks burst look to it as the individual flowers develop. Blooms in late Spring or early Summer. This Aloe forms a rosette of blue-green leaves that get to be about 20” wide. The attractive blue-green leaves also have white teeth along the margin. In droughty situations, the older leaves take on a nice pinky-red tone. As the plant gets older it will develop a creeping stem about 3’ long that gives the plant a very lazy, laid back appearance as it trails along the ground. Native to South Africa.

Kelly Kilpatrick

Sun/Brt. Shade

USDA Zones 9-10