Aloe fleurentiniorum

Susan Kent, January 2013

 

This is not one of the first aloes one adds to their collection. It will do well in a large shallow container or in the ground, but must still be protected from the cold. This is a slow grower, might like a bit of acid added to the soil, and in a container, may want to become root bound before it exhibits much growth. It can tolerate a filtered Mojave sun. Leaves have margins with small teeth and, when not under stress, are dark green to nearly black... when stressed, the leaves are red- orange. The flower stem is branched; the blossoms are pink with a tip of yellow. (Yemen, Saudi Arabia)