|There are more than 300 species of Aloe, plus many hybrids, ranging in height from 6 inches to 18 feet. Native to arid lands, they require little water or care. Juice from the thick, pointed, sharply toothed leaves of some species is used in medicines. However, all Alow leaves are toxic if eaten, so grow plants away from children. The green or lightly blotched leaves usually grow in compact rosettes or occasionally in spirals. Their lilylike flowers bloom atop tall spikes. Some types bloom every month. Drought-tolerant, they prefer frost-free climates and dislike wet winters. Easy to care for, as long as they get good drainage and enough sun. Remove flower stalks and old leaves after flowering.
Beautiful grayish-green leaves form fans instead of rosettes, as in most other aloes. Scarlet flowers attract hummingbirds.
Attributes - Aloe plicatilis
Plant Type: Succulent
Bloom Season: Mid Spring through Mid Summer
Flower Color: Red
Height: 3 ft. to 8 ft.
Width: 4 ft.
Sunlight: Full Sun
Climate: Zones 9, 10
Notes: Thrives in Dry Climates, Hot Climates. Container Plants, Drought Tolerant, Long Blooming, Showy Flowers. Susceptible to Mealybugs, Root Rot.
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