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Zebra Leaf Aloe

Aloe zebrina

Also known as

Spotted Aloe

Full Sun
Easy care
Light watering
Frost Hardy

H4

RHS hardiness

-10°C

Minimum temperature

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Zebra Leaf Aloe Overview

Aloe zebrina is a small, variable, compact succulent. Succulents are plants that are able to store water in their stems, leaves or roots, and so enabling the plant to survive in arid conditions and in times of drought or water deficiency. The succulent leaves of Aloe zebrina are densely clustered into a rosette and have a slightly channelled upper surface. The leaves vary greatly in colour but they are usually green and marked with large oblong whitish spots; the margins are armed with stout, brown-tipped teeth and the leaf tips are dark red to brown. It has pale but striking red tubular flowers that occur in rather sparse inflorescences. The fruit is a dehiscing capsule with many seeds. Seeds are dark-coloured and broadly winged, which assists in dispersal. Imagine creating a breathtaking desertscape of rocks and pebbles and incorporating patches of Aloe zebrina in your garden. This Aloe is a must for rockeries.

Special features of Zebra Leaf Aloe

Attracts birds

Attractive leaves

Other uses of Zebra Leaf Aloe

Other uses

Edible

Medicinal