Aloinopsis malherbei
Aloinopsis malherbei
Aloinopsis malherbei
Aloinopsis malherbei
Aloinopsis malherbei
Aloinopsis malherbei

Aloinopsis malherbei Miniature Blue Fan

(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).

Aloinopsis Malherbei goes by the common name Miniature Blue Fan” or “Giant Jewel”. This succulent is fan or spoon-shaped. South Africa is its native place and Aizoaceae is its biological family. Being dormant in the summertime, Carillo Agave can grow up to a height of 2 inches.

Growth Rate

The Miniature Blue Fan is a slow grower and takes time to bloom out and needs to be nurtured well. 


Aloinopsis Malherbei produces yellow-colored flowers from mid-winter until early spring. 

Watering and Feeding

The Giant Jewel needs to be watered all year round since it will grow only when it receives water. Keep the watering to a minimum level during the winter season. Feed the succulent only once during the growing season with a balanced fertilizer. 


Use a shallow pot for the best results. The plant can do well in a variety of soil types, but they do their best in a porous potting mix as it increases drainage. 


Aloinopsis Malherbei grows best between mid-winter and early spring. Keep in mind its frost tolerance of anywhere above -5° C (23° F). Talking about its hardiness, it comes from the zone of 10a to 11b.


The Miniature Blue Fan requires full sun as the sunlight brings out the best colors. Avoid too many hours of sun exposure during the summertime. It does not appreciate full shade.


Do it with offshoots. Remove a lateral shoot and insert it deep into the soil. The shoot should root within a month.

This excellent potted plant is ideal for both the windowsill and your garden. It is also widely used for gifting purposes. 

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

Blooming Season Mid-winter to early spring
Common Name Giant jewel plant
Dormancy Summer
Family Aizoaceae
Flower White/yellow
Frost Tolerance −3.9 °c
Growth Rate Slow
Hardiness Zone 10a to 11b
Height 3-4 cm
Origin South africa
Pot Size 3.5"
Scientific Name Aloinopsis malherbei
Shape Branching rosettes
Sun Exposure Full sun

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Andrew Z.
United States United States

Nice plant

Speedy delivery of a nice sized healthy plant.

Mel F.
United States United States

Aloinopsis malherbei

Planet Desert did a marvelous job packing and shipping this delicate item to me. I am very happy with my Aloinopsis malherbei from them.

Charlie B.
United States United States

It died

I gave this 4 stars because the plant came beautiful and flowering, but was dead in two days.

chai V.
United States United States

Mini plant in a 4" pot

Disappointed in the size of this plant. It was a 2" pot plant in a 4" pot. Beware, bigger size does not mean you will get bigger size.

Meggan B.
United States United States

Cool plant

Came very healthy and nicely packaged

Aloinopsis malherbei

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If you live in a cold climate and 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. If you do not order a heat pack, we do not send one with your order.

*PLEASE NOTE- If you are ordering both CACTI/SUCCULENTS and HOUSEPLANTS, you will need to purchase BOTH heat packs above to your cart.


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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.

Plants that are in 3.5" pots and smaller will be shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots. Any plant that is larger than a 3.5" pot WILL NOT come with a pot as it will be shipped bare root.

Depending on the species and season, 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.

We ship via USPS Priority Mail, and we calculate the shipping cost based on the weight and volume of your purchase. Care instructions are included in every package you order. Please allow us up to 3 business days to process your order. Depending on your location, we will ship the plants on a certain day to avoid transit time during weekends or holidays. If you wish to receive your order on a specific date, or have special instructions, please add a note on your order. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact us at any time.

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