Aloe distans
Aloe distans
Aloe distans
Aloe distans
Aloe distans
Aloe distans

Aloe Distans Jewel Aloe

(This plant comes in a 3.5" 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 distans is commonly known as ‘Jewel aloe’ and is native to South Africa. The plant reaches up to 5 inches in height and belongs to the Asphodelaceae family. Each leaf of the winter-dormant Jewel aloe is soft. The triangular leaves are around 5 inches and 3 inches wide. The Aloe distans plant is easy to grow and maintain. 

Growth Rate

The growth rate of the Jewel aloe is slow.


This plant blooms during the March-May season. The beautiful Yellow/orange/red-colored flowers bloom which makes the plant attractive.

Water and Feeding/Fertilizer

This plant needs less water in the winter season. In summer, water regularly. You can add fertilizers to make it healthier. 


The Aloe distans plant needs loamy, sandy, and well-drained soil. You can mix alkaline pH to grow it properly.


The hardiness of the plant is 9a to 11b, with a frost tolerance of -3.9°C (24.98°F).


You can plant this adorable Aloe species anywhere under full sunlight. Although this plant can survive in partial sunlight, full sunlight is more beneficial for its growth.


Jewel aloe can be propagated through offsets or seeds. 

Aloe distans plants are perfect to grow in small containers or pots. They become easier to place at any corner of the house.

Some of the information in this description has been found at, and

Blooming Season March-may
Common Name Jewel aloe
Dormancy Winter
Family Asphodelaceae
Flower Yellow/orange/red
Frost Tolerance -3.9°c
Growth Rate Slow
Hardiness Zone 9a to 11b
Height 5" diameter
Origin South africa
Pot Size 3.5"
Scientific Name Aloe distans
Shape Rosette
Sun Exposure Full sun

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Paul W.
United States

Healthy and Happy Plant!

My Aloe Distans is very healthy and happy! It arrived in excellent condition and just as pictured on the website, which is not always the case with other companies, but Planet Desert offers exactly what they are selling. I am also very pleased with the packaging and shipping of their plants, because they arrived in perfect condition.

Brittany S.

So cute!

So cute!

Barbara A.
United States United States

aloe distans

Great specimen. thank you

Aloe distans

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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, and if your order is $50.00 or more, you will get a heat pack free of charge by request. 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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