(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).
This is one of the most beautiful and distinctive aloes, with its long, twisted and recurved leaves resembling an octopus.
They are copper-red when exposed to full sun, with marginal teeth of the same color and bright green when grown in shade. The leaves release a musty smell when damaged.
Flowering occurs in winter (June to August in the southern hemisphere).
There are no medicinal uses recorded. The leaves and fruits are eaten, and this aloe is planted on royal family graves in Swaziland.
This drought resistant plant is easy to grow in well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade and will give you excellent results with regular watering during its growing season.
Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz