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Aloe Aculeata

Aloe Aculeata

Regular price $48.00 USD
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Plant Type: Aloes
Plant Height: 2-3 feet
Spread: 2-4 feet
Flower Color: orange to red
Sun Exposure: Full Sun


Aloe Aculeata is known for its rosette of thick, fleshy leaves that are blue-green in color. The leaves are adorned with reddish-brown spines along the margins and sometimes on the leaf surfaces, giving it the name "Aculeata," which means "prickly" or "spiny." This aloe's combination of spiny leaves and vivid flowers makes it a visually striking addition to any garden.

Native to southern Africa, particularly Zimbabwe and South Africa, Aloe Aculeata is well-adapted to dry, rocky environments. Its drought tolerance and striking appearance make it an excellent choice for rock gardens, succulent gardens, and Mediterranean-style landscapes. It's also a popular plant for container gardening, where it can be a focal point on patios, balconies, or in courtyard settings.

Aloe Aculeata is relatively low-maintenance, thriving in well-drained soils and requiring minimal watering. Full sun exposure is ideal for its growth and helps intensify the color of its leaves and flowers, but it can also tolerate some shade.

The flowering of Aloe Aculeata is particularly noteworthy, with the plant producing tall spikes of orange to red flowers, usually in the winter to spring. These flowers are not only visually appealing but also attract various pollinators, including bees and birds.

Overall, Aloe Aculeata is a beautiful, low-maintenance plant that adds a touch of exotic flair to any garden. Its striking spiny leaves, vibrant floral display, and drought tolerance make it a desirable species for adding visual interest and sustainability to garden designs.

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