One of the most popular of all the aloes because of its use in alternate medicinal and skin care products. It's often called Burn Bush as its cool gel like sap is applied directly to burns to soothe and heal.
It's thick, fleshy, grey-green leaves with white spines along the margins makes it an attractive ornamental plant in pots and rockeries. During summer a tall flower spike produces striking yellow tubular flowers. It likes being planted in well-drained soil and is tolerant of periods of dryness.
|Size — 110mm|
|Growth Height — 1m|
|Light Requirements — Full sun|
|Soil Requirements — Special potting mix, Well drained soil|
If your succulent looks like it's stretching out of its pot it's a sign it's not getting enough light. Once this happens it's difficult to get your succulent back to a compact shape. You can try propagating the plant, taking a cutting one to two inches from the plant's base. Place the cutting in a shady spot and give it just a little water (make sure it's not bone-dry) and let it re-shoot new growth.
While it's important to water your plant during spring and early summer as it's growing, do not over water it. Let the soil dry out between watering in summer and tail-off with the return of cooler weather.