Aloe africana
Aloe africana
Aloe africana
Aloe africana
Aloe africana
Aloe africana
Aloe africana
Aloe africana
Aloe africana
Aloe africana

Aloe africana

(This plant comes in a 3.5 inch pot. You will receive a very similar plant to the one in the picture. It may or may not be blooming at the time of your purchase. The plant is shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots).

Aloe africana is a solitary, often unbranched, small, tree-like Aloe, usually up to 6 feet (1.8 m) but sometimes taller with rosettes densely crowded with gracefully arching 2 foot (60 cm) long lance-shaped thick grayish blue-green leaves that have prominent sharp red teeth along the margins and in a row running along the middle of the lower surface with older leaves skirting the trunk. Flowering on this species can happen at other times but most often in mid-winter to early spring (January-March) with an unbranched to fewbranched up to 3 foot (90 cm) inflorescence of erect long-tapering terminal spikes of flowers that are orange in bud and turn yellow just prior to opening from the bottom of the spike upwards. The individual flowers are held in a downward inclination but uniquely turn upwards towards the tips, making identification of this species quite easy.

Source: worldofsucculents

 

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

Blooming Season Blooms all year
Common Name Uitenhage aloe
Dormancy Winter
Family Asphodelaceae
Flower Red-orange
Frost Tolerance 4.5ºc
Growth Rate Slow growth
Hardiness Zone 9b to 11
Height 4-12 ft.
Origin South africa
Pot Size 3.5"
Scientific Name Aloe africana
Shape Rosette
Sun Exposure Full sun

Aloe africana


SKU: 852

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Colder regions warning: If you are expecting temperatures below 40 degrees within the next five days after placing your order, we highly recommend adding a heat pack to your order. We are now offering 72-hour heat packs by request. If your order is $50.00 or more, you will get a heat pack free of charge. To prevent plants from freezing while in transit, orders placed for areas with extreme severe freezing temperatures will be held for shipment until it is safe to ship. Care instructions are included in every package you order. We ship via USPS Priority Mail, and we calculate the shipping cost based on the weight and volume of your purchase. Depending on your location, we will ship the plants on a certain day to avoid transit time during weekends or holidays. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact us at any time.

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