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Cape Aloe Cape Aloe1Hi all!  With a minimum amount of care, succulents provide dramatic sculptural qualities unique to Southwest gardens.  This week it’s all about Cape Aloe. 

  • Common Name: Cape Aloe
  • Botanical Name: Aloe ferox
  • Native Distribution:  Native to South Africa
  • Hardiness: 20°
  • Sun: Reflected sun
  • Water: Very low
  • Growth (rate, size and form): Moderate, 5 x 3, upright rosette
  • Foliage (e/d, color, texture): Evergreen, blue-green, coarse texture
  • Flowers (color & season): Orange –red spikes.  Winter to spring
  • Comments (litter, thorns, allergenic): Low litter, sharp tips
  • Special Features (wildlife, other): Showy candelabra-shaped flower spikes, attract hummingbirds

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