A chunky, thick-leafed Aloe ideal for indoors. The stemless rosettes produce offsets to create a large clump. Very well drained gritty soil is essential.
Water moderately during the Summer, but allow to dry out almost completely during the Winter. Good light all year round is preferable. A sunny window sill is ideal, very good in a conservatory. Beautiful long lasting red flower spikes appear in late spring to summer.
IF IT HAS A RED TRAFFIC LIGHT
Hardy in Atlantic Seaboard gardens, The Channel Islands, gardens in Central London (and other large cities) and conservatories.
This is only meant as a guide; there are some plants with red labels that would only survive in extremely favoured spots such as The Isles of Scilly or coastal south-west Ireland.
We're always on hand to give advice about plants and their frost hardiness.
Please remember that these coloured labels are only a rough guide.
General Point about Plant Hardiness: The commonly held belief that it's better to 'plant small' is perfectly true with herbaceous plants, but not necessarily true with woody plants. They need some 'wood' on them to survive severe cold - so plants of marginal hardiness in very cold areas should really be planted LARGER, rather than smaller, wherever possible.
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