Common Name: Spotted Aloe, Zebra Aloe
Origin: South Africa
Height at maturity: 60 centimeters
Plant type: tree plant
Flower color: yellow – red
Soil type: sandy
Use: in the garden, in pots
Diseases and Pests:-
Storage of seeds: 1 year in a dry place away from light at 3/4°C (refrigerator)
This aloe has short, narrow, serrated, fleshy leaves surrounded by thorns. The leaves are green in color, tending towards brown-brown, or even purple, spotted with brown or white, or even red.
The inflorescence occurs in the months of April, May and June. The flowers are orange-yellow to coral-red in color and are erected on top of a stem.
Like many aloes, the flowers are honey-producing and therefore attract butterflies, honey-producing insects and birds.
Aloe maculata resists cold down to -6°C but only in dry or deeply drained soils (with a very high sand content).