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botanical name:
Aloe brevifolia
Aloe brevifolia © Deeproot Plant Base
family:  Asphodelaceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 0.50m
width: 1.00m
growth rate: slow
growth habit: spiky
leaf colour: blue-green
flower colour: red
main season: All Year
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil, sandy soil, coastal
preferred soil pH: neutral
minimum temp: 4°C
USDA zone: 10 to 11
description:
Rosettes of short triangular light blue-green leaves, often tinged with pink in strong sunlight. Whitish spines along the edges. Orange-red flowers in late summer. Neat, compact growing habit. Each rosette is only about 15cm in diameter but offsets are produced to form tight clumps.

cultivation:
Needs excellent drainage, sun and warm temperatures. Not really hardy but may survive short cold periods in a very protected position.

propagation:
By seed or division of offsets

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