About two hundred species of Aloe are native to Africa and the Mediterranean. They range from small grass-like species to
plants with tall, branched trunks. This is a small, branching species that grows
into a clump about two or three feet tall. The succulent leaves are linear and
toothed. This is a rare plant in north Florida.
An internet search for the flower color did not turn up the information. The
plants on campus were grown from seeds purchased from South Africa.
Light: full sun to part shade
Water: well-drained soil, tolerates drought
Soil: very adaptable provided the soil drains well
This aloe is reportedly cold hardy in north Florida. Give it
excellent drainage. The plant may survive the cold but limited experience with
this plant demonstrates that the plant will rot if the soil is too moist in