August 22, 2016 admin

Botanical name: Aloe dorotheae

Height: 12″
Width: 12″
Exposure: Full Sun, Part Sun
Performance: Annual
Bloom: Orange-Red

This attractive relatively, low growing Aloe has intense foliage colors ranging from lime green to orange-red to bright crimson. The unique fiery red leaf color occurs in the hot summer if planted in sun. Fleshy, white-spotted succulent leaves reach around 10” long and have stiff spines. It spreads by producing offsets.
Native to Tanzania, A. dorotheae grows wild in rocky, dry areas making it a wonderful annual xeric plant. Provide this plant with well-drained soil. After established, water infrequently. This plant is not winter hardy in north Texas. Plant in containers so it can be moved inside once temperatures drop.