Aloe maculata

ALOE MACULATA e1627568230766
ALOE MACULATA e1627568230766

Common names: soap aloe (English). 
Botanical name: Aloe maculata

Aloe maculata, also known as soap aloe, is a versatile garden plant that can be enjoyed year-round. Its broad, triangular leaves and flat-topped inflorescences with yellow, red, or orange flowers make it stand out in any garden. It is very common in cultivation throughout South Africa and can tolerate a variety of soil types and moisture regimes. Aloe maculata is a rich source of nectar and attracts sunbirds, making it a great addition to any garden. The slow-growing plant should be planted in well-drained soil mixed with compost and placed in full sun. The sap from the leaves is said to be used as a substitute for soap.

Uses & Benefits: cosmetics, medicine, water-wise, wildlife, wind tolerant

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Family: Asphodelaceae
Type: succulent
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