Aloe vryheidensis/Wolkberg Aloe, Aloe

Aloe vryheidensis / Aloe vryheidensis
Mass planting in a southern California botanical garden
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Mass planting in a southern California botanical garden

Image taken in January in southern California botanical garden

A close view of the striking flowers on this Aloe

This specimen also identified as Aloe vryheidensis

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Scientific Name: Aloe vryheidensis
Common Name: Wolkberg Aloe, Aloe
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 5-8 feet
Spread: 3 -5 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Winter
Flower color: Orange
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Dry
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Low
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Comments: This is a very drought tolerant succulent quite suitable for xeriscaping in locations not subject to freezing temperatures. Takes several years to come into the flowering phase and eventually become treelike. Leaf margins have spines. Somewhat common in southern California.