Hedgehog Aloe in bloom

Hedgehog Aloe in bloom

Coral Aloe, Blouaalwyn - Aloe striata - Gardening in South Africa

Coral Aloe, Blouaalwyn - Aloe striata - Gardening in South Africa

ALOE STRIATA IS A STEMLESS ROSETTE WITH BLUE, GREEN AND PINK COLORATIONS, DEPENDING ON SUNLIGHT AND GROWING CONDITIONS. PRODUCES MULTIPLE BRANCHES OF CORAL-RED TO BRILLIANT ORANGE FLOWERS, AS HERE IN THE GARDEN. THIS SUCCULENT IS NATIVE TO NAMIBIA AND SOUTH AFRICA (EASTERN CAPE PROVINCE).

ALOE STRIATA IS A STEMLESS ROSETTE WITH BLUE, GREEN AND PINK COLORATIONS, DEPENDING ON SUNLIGHT AND GROWING CONDITIONS. PRODUCES MULTIPLE BRANCHES OF CORAL-RED TO BRILLIANT ORANGE FLOWERS, AS HERE IN THE GARDEN. THIS SUCCULENT IS NATIVE TO NAMIBIA AND SOUTH AFRICA (EASTERN CAPE PROVINCE).

Cape Aloe or Bitter Aloe (Aloe ferox). Bloom in spring.  Aloes are succulents, and this extra stored water in their tissues helps them deal with periods of drought. However, during unusually severe droughts, Cape Aloes and even some of our native plants will definitely need extra water in order for them to survive.

Cape Aloe or Bitter Aloe (Aloe ferox). Bloom in spring. Aloes are succulents, and this extra stored water in their tissues helps them deal with periods of drought. However, during unusually severe droughts, Cape Aloes and even some of our native plants will definitely need extra water in order for them to survive.

Aloe ferox  Photo by Debra Lee Baldwin From her photo CD of Succulent Flowers www.debraleebaldwin.com

Aloe ferox Photo by Debra Lee Baldwin From her photo CD of Succulent Flowers www.debraleebaldwin.com

fascinating South African flora: cabbage-tree, aloe and cycad together near Cathcart, Eastern Cape. by stefancek, via Flickr

fascinating South African flora: cabbage-tree, aloe and cycad together near Cathcart, Eastern Cape. by stefancek, via Flickr

Aloe 'Always Red', hybridized by Leo Thamm of Sunbird Aloes, in South Africa.  "An incredibly long-flowering medium-sized Aloe with shiny red blooms during summer, autumn and winter months – typically blooming up to 10 months each year. Always Red is a very versatile and vigorous plant and will work very well as container plant or grown towards the front of a border.   Exposure: Full sun to part sun Size: 12-18" tall x 18-24" wide Frost Tolerance: Moderate"

Aloe 'Always Red', hybridized by Leo Thamm of Sunbird Aloes, in South Africa. "An incredibly long-flowering medium-sized Aloe with shiny red blooms during summer, autumn and winter months – typically blooming up to 10 months each year. Always Red is a very versatile and vigorous plant and will work very well as container plant or grown towards the front of a border. Exposure: Full sun to part sun Size: 12-18" tall x 18-24" wide Frost Tolerance: Moderate"

Cape Aloe Aloe ferox  An attractive succulent plant from South Africa that can be grown in the home or greenhouse. Used to make the popular "Swedish Bitters" in Europe. A pharmaceutical source of aloe used as a purgative.

Cape Aloe Aloe ferox An attractive succulent plant from South Africa that can be grown in the home or greenhouse. Used to make the popular "Swedish Bitters" in Europe. A pharmaceutical source of aloe used as a purgative.

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