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Aloe aculeata SEEDS

Aloe aculeata SEEDS

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Aloe aculeata, commonly known as the Prickly Aloe, is a distinctive species in the Aloe genus, known for its decorative and robust nature. Native to Southern Africa, this succulent plant is a popular choice for gardens and landscapes due to its striking appearance and adaptability.

  1. Appearance: Aloe aculeata forms a rosette of thick, fleshy leaves. These leaves are broad at the base and taper to a point, with the edges and surfaces covered in characteristic spines or prickles, hence the name 'aculeata' (Latin for prickly).

  2. Color: The leaves are typically a deep green, but they can exhibit reddish or purplish tinges when the plant is stressed, such as during drought or cold conditions.

  3. Size: This species is moderate in size compared to other aloes, making it suitable for a variety of garden settings. The rosettes can spread a few feet across, and the plant can reach a similar height, especially when in bloom.

  4. Flowers: Aloe aculeata is known for its attractive flowering spikes. The flowers are tubular, brightly colored (usually orange or red), and borne on tall, upright stalks that emerge from the center of the rosette. The blooming season is typically in the winter or early spring.

  5. Growth Habit: It usually grows as a solitary plant but can produce offsets or 'pups' at its base over time.


  • Light: Prefers full sun but can tolerate some partial shade. Adequate sunlight promotes better growth and more vibrant flowering.
  • Soil: Thrives in well-draining soil, typical for succulents. It can tolerate a range of soil types as long as they have good drainage.
  • Watering: Drought-tolerant; requires minimal watering. It's important to let the soil dry out between waterings and to reduce watering in the cooler months.
  • Climate: Best suited for warm, dry climates but can tolerate some cold. However, it should be protected from frost.

Aloe aculeata is an excellent choice for gardeners looking to add a striking succulent to their collection. Its attractive, spiny leaves and vibrant flowers make it a focal point in any succulent garden, rockery, or as a standalone specimen. With minimal maintenance requirements, it's well-suited for both experienced and novice gardeners.


Botanical family: Asphodelaceae

Botanical genus: Aloe

Botanical species: Aloe aculeata

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