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
grassland; bushveld; rocky places; woodland forest; coastal kzn; urban streets
Subtropical East Coast; Highveld; Bushveld savanna
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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.