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Fynbos Aloe
Scientific Name: Aloe succotrina Lam.
Synonym: Aloe soccotorina, Aloe succotrina var. saxigena, Aloe soccotrina var. purpurascens, Aloe sinuata, Aloe purpurascens, Aloe perfoliata var. succotrina, Aloe perfoliata var. xi, Aloe perfoliata var. purpurascens, Aloe vera, Aloe soccotrina
Family: Asphodelaceae
Fynbos Aloe (Aloe  succotrina)
Aloe succotrina at the Huntington Gardens in early July
Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 9b-10

Frost Tolerance: Generally little protection is needed in Phoenix

Minimum Avg. Temperature: 50F (10C)

Heat Tolerance: Light shade in summer in Phoenix

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: South Africa (Coastal Southern Cape, around the Cape Peninsula)

Growth Habits: Clumping rosettes, stems up to 4 feet tall (1.2 m)

Watering Needs: Winter grower, keep on the dry side in summer


This Aloe was originally thought to come from the island of Socotra in the Indian Ocean, hence the name.

Aloe succotrina in Curtis Botanical

Blooming Habits:

Fruiting Habits:

Orange flowers in winter, on an unbranched stem.

Guide to the Aloes of South Africa

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