Aloe vanbalenii

Water Needs

moderate; low

Aloe vanbalenii
Aloe; Succulent
Octopus Aloe

80 cm


Light Conditions



light; moderate; hardy


Peach; orange; June - August; winter

semi-shade; sun; hot dry; rockery; walls; urban streets; dry soils; sandy soils; roof gardens; windy exposed; containers; slope bank: shrubbery; wildlife bees butterflies insects birds

Garden Situation


grassland; bushveld; rocky places; woodland forest; coastal kzn; urban streets


Subtropical East Coast; Highveld; Bushveld savanna

Rain Season


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Aloe vanbalenii does come in deeper colours of orange and yellow, and they all add punch to the scene, but this peach form is my favourite. Even when not in flower the leaf colours and shape are pleasing to the eye. The apple-green leaves of this hardy Aloe are beautiful year round with flushes of russet and red added through a dry winter. the Octopus Aloe sprawl in all directions across the ground.

Aloe vanbalenii
Aloe vanbalenii