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This magnificent Aloe africana has started it’s flowering season.

Aloe africana is a very attractive aloe from the Eastern Cape which adapts to a wide range of conditions. Aloes are characteristic of the African continent where most species occur, but are also found on islands close to Africa such as Madagascar and other adjacent regions such as the Arabian Peninsula. Due to their strong architectural features, beautiful flowers and ease of growth, they are popular all over the world, but mainly grown in subtropical and warm temperate regions. In colder climates plants are grown as house plants or in conservatories.

It grows to a height of 2 meters and is a solitary standing feature plant.  The nectar is sweet and a particular favourite of the Sun-birds and Bees who pollinate as well.

Aloe Africana is an ideal plant  as they prefer full sun and windy conditions.

 

 

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