2 Inch Aloe ferox
2 Inch Aloe ferox
2 Inch Aloe ferox
2 Inch Aloe ferox

(This plant comes in a 2 inch pot. All of our plants are grown under the same conditions, although not all the plants are the same. You will receive a similar plant in size and shape to the ones in the pictures. Our plants are hand-picked and carefully selected to bring you the best quality possible. Please allow us up to 3 business days to process your order. If you wish to receive your order on a specific date, or have special instructions, please add a note at the checkout. The plant is shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots).

Aloe ferox is one of the dominant species in the 'succulent bushland' vegetation in South Africa. It grows in a wide range of climatic conditions. It is especially abundant on coastal river valley and further inland on rocky outcrops to flat, open areas, arid rocky hillsides and mountain slopes, where mean temperatures range from 27-31°C. Capable of thriving in the arid climate of the western part of the range as well as relatively wet conditions in the eastern part of the range. Aloe ferox is a single stemmed, caulescent, aloe about 2-3 m or taller with the leaves arranged in an apical rosette with dead leaf remains. The leaves can be up to 1 metres long and to 15 cm broad, green, sometimes with reddish tinge and are covered by reddish-to brownish teeth. Young plants tend to be very spiny. 

Origin: South Africa

Common Names: Cape aloe, Bitter aloe, Uganda Aloe, Cultivated Aloe, Red Aloe, Tap Aloe

Stem: Simple or ralely branched above the base, 3-3 metres tall, occasionally reaching a length of 5 m and a diameter of 10-15 cm.
Rosette: with 30–60 leaves, densely aggregated at stems tip. The old leaves remain after they have dried, forming a persistent "petticoat" on the stem which give it a ragged untidy appearance if not removed.
Leaves: Lanceolate, very rigid in texture, the upper face shallowly channelled and the lower convex, pungent at the apex, arcuate-erect to spreading with the leaf tips curving slightly downwards, dull green or grey green, sometimes with a slightly blue look to them and often with a reddish-brown tinge under stress condition. Each leaf can be 50-100 cm long, x 65-150 mm wide. Leaves are furnished with copious reddish to dark brown deltoid-cuspidate prickles 3-6 mm long and 10-20 mm apart along the margins. Surface glabrous or with few to many irregular prickles scattered on the leaf surfaces, especially on the lower surface. Young plants tend to be very spiny. The presence of a thick cuticle, makes leaves well adapted to dry conditions.
Inflorescences: The inflorescence is a single tall candelabra-like branched panicle, with 5-8(-12) branche each bearing an erect cylindrical or narrowly conical dense racemes, carrying a large spike-like head of many flowers 50-80(-100) cm tall, 9-12 cm in diameter narrowing to about 6 cm at tip, very dense bud horizontal. Bracts ovate-acute, 8-10 cm long, 3-6 mm wide, 3-many-nerved.
Flowers: Pedicels 3-8 mm long. Flows are showy, yellow-orange to bright red (rarely yellow or white) with inner petals tipped with white tubular, subclavate or ventricose and about 3 cm long, base rounded, enlarging above. Ovary slightly narrowed at mouth. Tepals free for 22 mm. Stamens and style dark orange to bright red, anthers, protruding from the mouth 9-25 mm. Outer segments connate in lower third, inner segments free but dorsally adnate to outer in lower third. Aloe ferox are pollinated by birds but honey bees also play a role in the pollination. Blooms are self-sterile and only a few flowers per raceme mature simultaneously. The stamens produce pollen in the morning and wither in the afternoon, whereas the style is exerted on the second day of anthesis.
Blooming season: Winter (May to November according to the area), but in colder country this may be delayed until spring.
Fruit: 20-23 x 10-12 mm, yellowish grey-brown, many seeded.
Seeds: Almost black, about 5.0 x 3.0 x 0.6 mm, broadly winged.


Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz

Blooming Season March to may
Common Name Bitter aloe
Dormancy Summer
Family Cactaceae
Flower Red through orange
Frost Tolerance 10° c
Growth Rate 1.7 cm
Hardiness Zone 9a to 11b
Height 10 feet
Origin Southern africa
Pot Size 2 inch
Scientific Name 2 Inch Aloe ferox
Shape Lance-shaped
Sun Exposure Full sun

2 Inch Aloe ferox

SKU: 1608

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