Aloe polyphylla (Spiral Aloe)
It’s remarkable. A perfect spiral of fleshy little leaves growing to 1ft across with long lasting aloe flowers in summer. Perfect for a pot and masses of neglect. Please contact us for stock availability and sizes.
Hardiness level Amber
Aloes are famously easy to grow - as long as they don't get too wet or too cold. These grow in the high Drakensbergs in Lesotho and are said to often survive several weeks in winter covered in snow. Does this bode well for its chances outside in Sussex? No idea - give it a go and let us know.
They can reach 1ft across in diameter and unlike some other Aloes, they grow singly, not as a clump like Aloe aristata (which we also grow). Despite their famous ability to survive inundation by snow, they need conditions to be as dry as possible so try either in a pot in well drained compost or in the ground in a nice sunny spot where the drainage is good.
The flowers last for several weeks in early summer. See the pictures for description.
Grown from seed.
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