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Aloe aculeata

Prickly Aloe

Produces 1m rosette of leaves.

Plant Type:

General Size: small

Flowering Time: winter

Flowering Colour: orange | yellow

Specifications: attracts butterflies | birds | container plants | evergreen | insect eaters | nectar eaters | sun | townhouse gardens | waterwise


A low growing Aloe with a very tall, yellow flower spike, which attracts the sunbirds. The leaves have spines on both the upper and under surfaces and the name aculeate means spines. It occurs naturally in Limpopo and Mpumalanga, so protect from the cold if you have a frosty garden. This is the aloe that was depicted on our 10 c coin. The word Aloe comes from the Greek and refers to the bitter leaf gel.