Aloe brevifolia

Short-leaved Aloe
Short-leaved Aloe
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Plant Type

Succulent

Evergreen-Deciduous

Evergreen

Overall Mature Size

Small

Mature Height & Spread

1-2′ x 1-2′

Exposure

Full sun

Water

Low water

Flower Color

Orange-Red

Bloom Time

Fall, Winter

Special Features

Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Coastal Conditions, Low Water Use

Container Sizes

#1

Natural Growth Habit

Clumping

Sunset Garden Zones

8, 9, 12-24

A rosette forming succulent from South Africa with rosettes of gray leaves that build up on each other to about 1 foot tall. Each rosette bearing small white spined leaves gets about 6 inches tall by 1 foot wide. In the late spring appear spikes of orange-scarlet flowers. Best in full sun and very well-drained soil. Drought tolerant. Hardy to about 25-30 degrees F. A great small scale groundcover Aloe.

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