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Short-Leaved Aloe in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Aloe Brevifolia

 

Short-Leaved Aloe

This is a Tropical plant, and in colder climates is treated as a Houseplant. They come in many varieties, some of which flower,- there are hundreds of them! They cannot survive in temperatures below 10c/55f. The leaves are spiky and fleshy. Short-leaved aloe is a low-growing aloe which forms a mat of rosettes. The leaves are narrow, triangular, and toothed, and the flowers are red and tubular, and carried on long racemes.

 
plant Features
  • Short-Leaved Aloe likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Short-Leaved Aloe likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Short-Leaved Aloe is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Short-Leaved Aloe likes free draining

    Free draining

 
Similar plants are available to buy from 2 store(s) in the UK
 
plant information

Common name

Short-Leaved Aloe

Latin name

Aloe Brevifolia

type

Succulent

family

Asphodelaceae

ph

7.0 - 8.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Short-Leaved Aloe likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Short-Leaved Aloe is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Soil

    Short-Leaved Aloe likes free draining

    Free draining

  • Water

    Short-Leaved Aloe likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
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    When the plant will bloom

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Short-Leaved Aloe is 1.00meters x 1.00meters 1.00 M 1.00 M

Aloe Brevifolia

This is a Tropical plant, and in colder climates is treated as a Houseplant. They come in many varieties, some of which flower,- there are hundreds of them! They cannot survive in temperatures below 10c/55f. The leaves are spiky and fleshy. Short-leaved aloe is a low-growing aloe which forms a mat of rosettes. The leaves are narrow, triangular, and toothed, and the flowers are red and tubular, and carried on long racemes.


Planting

From Early Spring TO Late Winter

Plant in good cactus compost, or a loamy compost with added sand, for drainage.

 

Propagating

From Early Spring TO Late Winter

Carefully remove side-shoots when they are large enough to handle, cutting them away from the parent plant. Make sure they have some root, and re-pot.

 

Flowering

From Late Spring TO Early Spring

Downward hanging flowers grow on spikes, and can be white, yellow, orange or red. They usually appear in Summer, but can be seen irregularly through the year.

 
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