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Short Leaf Aloe

Short Leaf Aloe

Regular price $29.70 USD
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Plant Type: Aloes
Plant Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: 2-3 feet
Flower Color: orange-red
Sun Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade


Short Leaf Aloe, scientifically known as Aloe brevifolia, is a compact and visually appealing succulent. It typically grows to a height of 1 to 2 feet and spreads out to about 2 to 3 feet. The plant forms dense rosettes of short, broad leaves that are blue-green to gray-green in color. The leaves are fleshy and have white teeth along the margins, giving the plant a distinct and attractive appearance.

Aloe brevifolia is well-suited for rock gardens, succulent gardens, and as a container plant, both indoors and outdoors. Its modest size makes it particularly suitable for small spaces or as an accent in larger garden arrangements.

This aloe prefers full sun to partial shade. In brighter light, the leaf tips may turn a reddish hue, adding to its ornamental value. Like most aloes, it is drought-tolerant and thrives in well-drained soil, making it a low-maintenance choice for gardeners.

During the blooming season, typically in the late spring to early summer, Short Leaf Aloe produces spikes of orange-red flowers. These vibrant blooms not only add a splash of color but also attract pollinators such as bees and hummingbirds.

Overall, Aloe brevifolia is a charming and easy-to-care-for plant, ideal for adding texture and color to a variety of garden settings. Its compact size, attractive foliage, and showy blooms make it a popular choice among succulent enthusiasts and gardeners.

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