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Aloe polyphylla
Common Name: Spiral Aloe Family: Asphodelaceae (The Asphodel Family)

Aloe polyphylla
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This stunning endangered aloe from the mountains of Lesotho (the mountain kingdom surrounded by South Africa) features light green leaves arranged in a spiral that becomes more and more pronounced as the plant matures. In its native habitat it experiences sharp drainage, winter frosts and snow, and cool summers with ample moisture. Plant on a slope in full to partial sun in very well-drained soil or in a pot. It is hardy in zones 7b to 9. Our plants are grown from tissue culture.

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

ClassEvergreen  Primary Bloom ColourRed 
TypePerennial  Secondary Bloom ColourOrange 
Height12-24'  Bloom TimeSummer 
Spread8-12'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureLoves Sun Sun  Foliage ColourGreen Burgundy/Red/Purple 
Soil MoistureDry Drought Tolerant  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone7b-9  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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