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 plant comes in a 3.5-inch pot. All our plants are grown under the same conditions, although not all the plants are the same. You will receive a similar plant in size and shape to the ones in the pictures. Our plants are hand-picked and carefully selected to bring you the best quality possible. Please allow us up to 3 business days to process your order. If you wish to receive your order on a specific date, or have special instructions, please add a note at the checkout. The plant is shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the 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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01/09/2022
Vicki K.

The plant arrived looking very well! I eve...

The plant arrived looking very well! I even got a extra bonus with my plant, I even got a baby that came along as well super excited to start the journey! My daughter has one and finally found it on your site!

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06/05/2020
Miguel
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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.

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10/12/2019
Helen D.

Beautiful. Healthy and intact.

Beautiful. Healthy and intact.

Soap aloe maculata

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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.

**FREE HEAT PACK WITH ORDERS OVER $50 before taxes and shipping- BY REQUEST ONLY, PLEASE MAKE A NOTE ON YOUR ORDER.

($50 Promo not valid for Houseplant heat packs)

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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