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botanical name:
Aloe ferox
Aloe ferox © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Bitter Aloe, Red Aloe
family:  Asphodelaceae
characteristics: perennial, evergreen
height: 3.00m
width: 1.50m
growth rate: slow
growth habit: spiky
leaf colour: grey-green
flower colour: red
main season: All Year
medicinal symbol medicinal
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil, coastal
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -2°C
USDA zone: 9 to 11
Large growing, forming a tall thick trunk and rosettes of spiky, fleshy grey green leaves. Branching stems carry panicles of orange-red flowers in summer.

Likes a well drained, gritty soil in full sun. Drought tolerant. Not hardy, but established plants will survive short periods below freezing and it will grow succesfully in mild Mediterranean type climates.
Small plants can be grown in containers for overwintering under glass.

By offsets.

Mediterranean and arid gardens, patio containers.

other notes:
From South Africa

pronounced: AL-oh FER-oks
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