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Botanical Name

Aloe Polyphylla.


Spiral Aloe, Coiled Aloe, Crown Aloe.


Native to Southern Africa in the Maluti mountains located in Lesotho, where it is the national plant.

Favourite Environment

In its natural environment, the plant grows in rocky, mineral-rich soil, from rocky crevices, and on high, grassy mountain slopes and is subjected to a generous amount of winter snowfall. These plants like bright sunlight for at least six hours a day. Harsh, hot full sun will kill them.


Spiral Aloe is unusual in its needs for water and food. For this reason, it is important to provide very sharply draining soil and water and feed this unusual succulent more frequently than other succulents, cactai and agaves. As a general rule, water once a week in the heat of summer and every 15-20 days the rest of the year. 

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