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Aloe variegata

Partridge-breasted aloe

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Key information

Plant type

General houseplant

Flower colour

Pink

Feature

Flowers

Hardiness

Tender

Skill level

Beginner

photo by bbc.co.uk/gardening

Plant details

This easy-to-grow succulent forms dense clumps of rosettes of fleshy, dark green leaves that are banded with white markings. In summer, each rosette produces tubular pink flowers. Found growing wild in South Africa, this aloe is best grown as a houseplant in the UK. Grow in a mixture of loam-based John Innes No 2 compost and perlite.

Family: Aloaceae

Genus: Aloe

Species: variegata

Plant type: General houseplant

Flower colour: Pink

Foliage colour: Grey

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Sandy

Hardiness: Tender

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 60cm

Spread: 25cm

Time to divide plants: May to June


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