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Aloe africana
Scientific Name: Aloe africana Mill.
Synonym: Aloe africana var. angustior, Aloe pseudoafricana, Aloe perfoliata var. beta, Aloe perfoliata var. africana, Aloe bolusii, Aloe africana var. latifolia, Aloe angustifolia
Family: Asphodelaceae
Aloe  africana
Aloe africana at the Tucson Botanical garden
Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 9b-11

Frost Tolerance: Avoid any frost

Minimum Avg. Temperature: 50F (10C)

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: South Africa (Eastern Cape close to the coast)

Growth Habits: Single-stemmed aloe, 6 to 12 feet tall (2-4 m), 4 feet in diameter (1.2 m)

Watering Needs: Needs more water during spring and autumn, when it is growing


The dry leaf of the Aloe africana persist on the stem after they die.

Aloe  africana

Blooming Habits:
In winter, the Aloe africana has an inflorescence, up to 3 feet long (90 cm) with 2 to 4 branches. The individual flowers are 1.5 to 2 inches long (4-5 cm), with red buds that turn more and more yellow as they open and age. The open flowers are curved upward.

Fruiting Habits:

Guide to the Aloes of South Africa

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