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Aloe saponaria /Soap Aloe

Aloe saponaria  / Aloe saponaria
Flowers on silvery-gray stems
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Flowers on silvery-gray stems

Floral spike above rosette of thick cactus foliage

This the flowers on variety ficksburgensis

The rosette of foliage on variety ficksburgensis

The thick rosette of foliage on variety ficksburgensis

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Scientific Name: Aloe saponaria
Common Name: Soap Aloe
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 8, 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: to 1 foot
Bloom time: Spring, Summer, Fall
Flower color: Pink
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Wet,
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Low
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Plants That Attract Hummingbirds
Tropical, Exotic, and Indoor Plants
Comments: This aloe grows as a stemless rosette and produces pink flowers. Little offset rosettes appear around its margin and these are used for propagation. Provide full sunlight and a sandy, well drained soil for this cactus-like perennial. Cannot tolerate wet soils and hard freezes.