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Aloe africana

Classification

Order: Liliales
   Family: Aloeaceae
            Genus: Aloe
                        Specie: Aloe africana

Planting Season: Evergreen

Height at Maturity: 10-12 ft (3-3.5 m)

Cultivation: Well-drained soil in full sun

Features: Red-spined leaves; yellow to orange flowers in summer

Uses: Dry gardens

Zones: 9?10

Description: Usually appearing as a dense rosette of foliage atop an unbranched 10?12?ft (3?3.5?m) trunk, this species from the Cape region of South Africa has red-spined leaves up to 24?in (60 cm) long. It flowers in summer when it produces 18?30?in (45?75?cm) long b

Growth Habit: Straight trunk topped with rosette of foliage

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