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Fan aloe

Aloe plicatilis


The Fan aloe is a perfect container, raised planter and rock garden plant in both residential and commercial plantings. It is a slow growing species with thick branching stems slowly growing 5-6 ft. tall and as wide. Pale gray-green leaves, 10-12 in. long, grow in attractive opposite fan-like layers. Orange flowers occur on unbranched spikes in early spring.

Fan aloe is from mild and dry climate regions of the southwestern Cape region of South Africa where it grows on sandy, acid and well-drained soils, and experiences seasonal drought. Damaged by temperatures below 28°F, this species does best in protected zones of the Inland Empire. Like other aloes, this species attracts birds and provides pleasing winter time color.

Plant Type: Aloe
Foliage Character: Succulent, Evergreen
Habit: Upright, Mounding, Low-branching
Growth Rate: Slow
Foliage Color: Pale green
Flower Color: Orange
Flower Season: Spring
Soil Adaptations: Well-draining soil, Sand, Acidic soil
Exposure Adaptations: Wind, Heat, Drought, Aridity, All day sun, Partial sun
Function: Rock gardens, Raised planters, Near pools and water features, Hummingbird plant, Grouped, Container plant
Height: 5 ft. – 6 ft.
Width: 5 ft. – 6 ft.

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