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Scientific Name: Aloe claviflora Burch.
Synonym: Aloe decora, Aloe schlechteri
Family: Asphodelaceae
Kraalaalwyn (Aloe  claviflora)
Aloe claviflora at the Desert Botanical Garden in mid-January
Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 9b-11

Frost Tolerance: Generally little protection is needed in Phoenix

Minimum Avg. Temperature: 50F (10C)

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: Central South Africa, in dry and rocky areas

Growth Habits: Succulent rosettes, up to 2 feet in diameter (60 cm)

Watering Needs: Give some water all year around

Propagation: Offsets, seeds

The name claviflora comes from the Latine for "club shaped", this refers to the shape of the flowers.

Blooming Habits:

Fruiting Habits:

The Aloe claviflora has sprawling unbranched inflorescences carrying orange buds becoming progressively yellow as the flower opens and mature. It blooms in late winter and spring.

Guide to the Aloes of South Africa

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