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Olifants River Cliff Aloe

Aloe hardyi

Also known as

Penge Aloe

Full Sun
Easy care
Light watering
Tender

8a-11b

USDA zone

-12°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

1m

500m

Min

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

Olifants River Cliff Aloe Overview

Attractive branched succulent with drooping stems from cliffs. Plants proliferate from the base forming pendent shrubs. Leaves lanceolate, softly succulent, grey green, the leaves to about 0,7 m long in dense rosettes. The inflorescence is a raceme bending upwards with pendent orange-red flowers. Attracts many bird species to the garden.

Common problems with Olifants River Cliff Aloe

Scale insects, snout weevils, aphids, fungal diseases, Aloe cancer mite.

    How to harvest Olifants River Cliff Aloe

    Harvest seed during spring or autumn

    How to propagate Olifants River Cliff Aloe

    Seed

    Sow seed during spring or summer in shallow trays in a sandy well-drained mixture. Plant out as as soon as it is large enough to handle.

    Cuttings

    Offshoots can be rooted in sand during spring or summer

    Special features of Olifants River Cliff Aloe

    Attracts birds

    Drought resistant

    Other uses of Olifants River Cliff Aloe

    Medicinal