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Aloe vanbalenii


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Plant Facts

Scientific Name Aloe vanbalenii
Principal Common Name Aloe
Common Name(s) Aloe
Description Depending on the plant, the flower color can vary from pink to yellow to orange. Aloe vanbalenii blooms in winter.Clustering stemless rosettes. Grows In dense groups, short stems branching at ground level. Leaves up to I m long, 10 cm or more wide, deeply channelled, strongly recurved, usually copper-tinted, faintly lined, unspotted, margins with stout triangular teeth. Inflorescence c 1 m high, with two or three branches. Perianth yellow with green tips.The leaves are yellow-green with a reddish edge and in full summer sun the leaves will shade to a wine red hue.
General Comments
Origin South Africa (KwaZulu-Natal, Southeast Mpumalanga)
Height Range 3 - 4 FT
Spread Range 3 - 4 FT
Flower Showy Y
Sunset Zones
USDA Zones 9b : 10a : 10b : 11
Leaf Color Red tinged margin : Yellow-Green
Leaf Texture Fleshy : Recurved : Stiff : Thick : Toothed
Form Succulent
Flower Color Orange : Pink : Yellow
Flower Time Winter
Ease of Growing Average
Light Preferences Sun (minimum 8 hours direct sun) : Light Shade
Soil Preferences Well-drained
Watering Preferences Drought Tolerant : Seasonal - summer water : Sparse
Outstanding Features Attracts Bees : Attracts Birds : Attracts Butterflies : Drought tolerant : Flower : Form : Winter Interest

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