Aloe polyphylla

Hardy Spiral Aloe

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Item #: 4905

Zones: 7b to 9b

Dormancy: Evergreen

Height: 12" tall

Culture: Part Sun to Light Shade

Origin: Lesotho

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

You've seen it pictured on everything from postcards to calendars. Now you can have one of your own! No, we're not talking about Pamela Anderson, we're talking about Aloe polyphylla. We were amazed when we first saw this growing in the Lappi garden in Chapel Hill, NC, where it had happily resided for over a decade. Now we are able to offer the very rare and exquisitely beautiful spiral aloe. Native to the high mountains of Lesotho in southern Africa, where it is in danger of extinction, Aloe polyphylla is perfectly adaptable to the cold winters of the eastern US. The fast-growing Aloe polyphylla forms a tight rosette of light green leaves that continues in a beautiful spiral as the plant ages. For a specimen plant that will dazzle visitors, this is a must. Plant on a slope, since winter moisture is a bad thing!