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Aloe polyphylla


Aloe polyphylla is a stunning, rare succulent with light green leaves arranged in a mesmerizing spiral.

Aloe polyphylla is a stunning, rare, endangered aloe from the mountains of Lesotho (the mountain kingdom surrounded by South Africa) featuring light green leaves arranged in a spiral that becomes more and more pronounced as the plant matures growing to 1-2 feet across. Note that spiraling doesn't begin until plants are about 6-8 inches wide. In its native habitat it experiences sharp drainage, winter frosts and snow, and cool summers with ample moisture. Plant on a slope in full sun in very well-drained soil or in a pot. It is hardy in zones 7b to 9 but extreme care should be taken to protect from winter rain and soil moisture.

Common Name: Spiral Aloe - [Succulent Pre-Order]

Family: Asphodelaceae (The Asphodel Family)

Zone Hardiness: 7-9

Light: Full Sun

Height: 12-24"

Width: 8-12"

Primary Bloom Colour: Red

Secondary Bloom Colour: Orange

Class: Evergreen

Type: Tender

Bloom Time: Summer

Soil Moisture: Dry, Drought Tolerant

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No


Benefits: Hummingbirds

Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: High altitude grasslands, between 2000 and 2500 m (sometimes higher) in basalt rock crevices on very steep slopes with loose rock.


Geogrpahical Origin: Europe and Africa - Southern Africa and Madagascar

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