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Products > Aloe maculata
 
Aloe maculata - Soap Aloe

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.  

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Aloeaceae (Aloes)
Origin: South Africa (Africa)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Orange Red
Bloomtime: Sporadic
Synonyms: [A. saponaria]
Height: 1 foot
Width: 1-2 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Seaside: Yes
Summer Dry: Yes
Deer Tolerant: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 20-25 F
Aloe maculata (Soap Aloe) - Stemless plant that reaches 1 foot tall and 2 feet wide that can sucker freely or grow solitarily. The foliage is dark green at the tips with a reddish tinge; the lower part of the leaf fades to a light green and is marked by faint white spots. The margins are lined with brown teeth. The salmon orange flowers are held in capitate heads on a branched inflorescence over a long period in summer. Ideally suited for full sun. Drought tolerant. Hardy to about 20-25 degrees F. The specific name of saponaria is from the use of this plant for soap in its native South Africa. This plant has long been in cultivation under the name Aloe saponaria but the correct name now appears to be Aloe maculata. It has been suggested by some botanists that the better-known and long-used name, Aloe saponaria, be conserved as it is the name for the type plant for the section Saponariae.  This description is based on our research and observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in the nursery garden and in other gardens that we have visited. We also try to incorporate comments received from others and appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Aloe maculata [A. saponaria].
 
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