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Aloe variegata

Kanniedood

Used medicinally for curing sores on fingers. According to old superstitions, if someone transplanted one of these aloes and it dies, that person will die too. Porcupines dig them out of the ground in great numbers.

Plant Type:

General Size: small

Flowering Time: spring

Flowering Colour: pink

Specifications: birds | container plants | evergreen | frost resistant | insect eaters | sun | townhouse gardens | waterwise

Description

This groundcover aloe grows to 25cm and is frost resistant and water wise as it occurs in the cold parts of the Karoo. It grows in the full sun and produces light to dark coral pink flowers in spring which attract birds. If planted in a pot, be sure not to over water it. It is used medicinally for curing sores on fingers. Porcupines dig them out of the ground in great numbers. According to old superstitions, if someone transplants one of these aloes and it dies, that person too will die. Mine died in the garden so I guess my days are numbered! The word Aloe comes from the Greek and refers to the bitter leaf gel.