Aloe microstigma

Aloe microstigma

(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 microstigma

Endemic to Southern Africa, Aloe microstigma is a medium size and very attractive aloe up to 50 cm in diameter and 60-70 cm tall. The leaves of this aloe are protected from the intense summer sun by anthocyanin pigments that give them a dull red glow. The leaves start out horizontal along the ground and suddenly turn up to the sky so that the tip is vertical. Mature leaves are a solid brownish green, the young growing leaves are tender light green and have many fine white dots, but in full sun, may get yellowy and sunburned. In shade has a more turquoise colouration. In winter, leaves can become incredibly colourful showing pinks, purples, yellows and greens and in general turn reddish brown if suffering from environmental stress.
Flowers: This species shows a variety of flower colours ranging from yellow to red with all the colour possibilities in between. They typically are red until they are open, and then turn pure yellow. In some plant, however, the buds and open flowers may be uniformly red or yellow.
Blooming season: Flowers profusely from late autumn until January.

Cultivation and Propagation: Easy to grow, requiring very little care. It can be grown in large containers.
Watering: It tolerates weekly watering in the summer; once a month, or not at all in the colder months of December and January. Can withstand long periods of drought, but it will thrive and flower more profusely if watered in the correct season.
Exposition: The plant needs full sun to light shade, with some sun exposure the leaf develops a nice reddish tint and remains compact.
Hardiness: It can take a few degrees of frost in winter as well but prefers hot summers.


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Blooming Season Spring
Common Name Karoo aloe
Dormancy Summer
Family Asphodelaceae
Flower Yellow to red
Frost Tolerance 15°c
Growth Rate Fast growth
Hardiness Zone 9 – 11
Height 50 cm
Origin Southern africa
Pot Size 3.5"
Scientific Name Aloe microstigma
Shape Rosette
Sun Exposure Full sun
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Albert O.
United States

Nice seedling of one of the most colorful Aloes

Very satisfied with purchase. Love the little spots! Arrived in immaculate condition.

United States United States


When I saw this plant I knew I had to have it to go with my Chinese decor. It fits beautifully and I have gotten many positive comments on it's beauty and asked where I got it from.

Kara T.
United States United States

Beautiful Plant!

This aloe plant is so unique! It arrived so quickly and in great condition. It's a great addition to my collection. So happy with the service and quality at Planet Desert. Don't hesitate to order if you're scared of buying plants online. Just do it!

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Louis E.
United States United States


Beautiful and unique young Aloe — which has become one of my favorites.

jim p.
United States United States

Good thing

Healthy plants and shipped in pots I like this no transplant shock

Aloe microstigma

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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.