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Spiral Aloe in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Aloe Polyphylla

 

Spiral 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. Although Polyphylla has flowers, it is grown mainly for the beautiful spiral arrangement of the leaves. The leaves have pale green to white marginal spines, and a single brown spine at the tip of the leaf. The flowers vary in colour, but usually are red with a yellowish tip.

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plant Features
  • Spiral Aloe likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Spiral Aloe likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Spiral Aloe is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Spiral Aloe likes free draining

    Free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Spiral Aloe

Latin name

Aloe Polyphylla

type

Succulent

family

Asphodelaceae

ph

7.0 - 8.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Spiral Aloe likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Spiral Aloe is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Soil

    Spiral Aloe likes free draining

    Free draining

  • Water

    Spiral Aloe likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
  •  
    When the plant will bloom

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Spiral Aloe is 0.30meters x 0.30meters 0.30 M 0.30 M

Aloe Polyphylla

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. Although Polyphylla has flowers, it is grown mainly for the beautiful spiral arrangement of the leaves. The leaves have pale green to white marginal spines, and a single brown spine at the tip of the leaf. The flowers vary in colour, but usually are red with a yellowish tip.


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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