Soap aloe maculata
Soap aloe maculata
Soap aloe maculata
Soap aloe maculata
Soap aloe maculata
Soap aloe maculata
Soap aloe maculata
Soap aloe maculata
Soap aloe maculata
Soap aloe maculata
Soap aloe maculata
Soap aloe maculata

Soap aloe maculata

This are cuttings with no roots. 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 with no roots.

The foliage color depends on light intensity; pinkish red in hot sun and bluish-green in part shade. The leaves range in color from red to green, but always have distinctive "H-shaped" spots.
The flowers can range from bright red to gold.

The juice from the leaves is traditionally used as soap by local people.

Plants are damaged by temperatures below 32 °F (0 °C) but recover quickly. In a suitable climate, soap aloes require little attention once established. Aloe maculata is very salt tolerant — a good choice for seaside gardens.

Aloe maculata (and some of its many hybrids) are low-growing and propagate by suckers. If permitted, they form a useful ground cover in arid regions. Its spotted leaves are attractive even when the plants are not in flower, but the flowers produce a fine show for several weeks in summer.
Pollinators, both birds and insects, visit the flowers avidly for nectar and pollen.

 

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

Blooming Season Late winter to spring
Common Name Soap aloe
Dormancy Winter
Family Asphodelaceae
Flower Orange flowers
Frost Tolerance 4.5° c
Growth Rate Slow
Hardiness Zone 8a to 11b
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Origin Southern africa
Pot Size 3.5"
Scientific Name Soap aloe maculata
Shape Rosette
Sun Exposure Sun to partial shade
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06/05/2020
Miguel
United States United States

5 star

5 star if not more.. I’ve bought 5 plants from planet desert and counting.. I will definitely buy again and I’ve told all my friends and fam about this site

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04/24/2020
Yvonne W.
United States United States

Another fabulous shipment

I love my little aloe. The plant came with babies trying to grow out the bottom of the pot. As usual, the packaging was superb. Don't know how they do it. Slowly getting another order together.

Soap aloe maculata

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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.