Scientific name: Aloe brevifolia
Common name: Short-leaved Aloe
There are white teeth along the edges of the leaves. There are orange-red flowers in the late spring. The leaves can change colors in the sun. The short-leaved Aloe is deer resistant.
Quick Look at Aloe brevifolia
- Full sun to partial shade
- Typical water needs for a succulent
- Plant grows up to 12″ (30 cm) tall
Plant grows up to 12″ (30 cm) wide
- Zone 9a (Minimum 20° F | -6.7° C)
- Not cold hardy
- Propagation by offsets or seeds
- Can be toxic to humans and animals
- Summer Dormant
General Care for Aloe brevifolia “Short-leaved Aloe”
The flowers of theAloe brevifolia invite birds and butterflies to your garden.
The short-leaved Aloe needs less water than other Succulents. The “soak and dry” method will allow the soil to dry out completely between waterings.
Where to Plant
If you live in a zone that gets colder than 20 F, it’s best to plant the short-leaved Aloe in a container that can be brought indoors. It does well in both full and partial sun.
You can plant in an area of your garden that gets 6 hours of sunlight a day. It’s a great addition to rock gardens.
How to Propagate Aloe brevifolia “Short-leaved Aloe”
TheAloe brevifolia is a prolific propagator, growing many offsets. You may think that you can grow ” Short-leaved Aloe” from leaves, but this is not the case, and you may find your leaves rotting.
There will be small offsets around the base of the plant. Pull these up and allow the offsets to dry for a day or two.
In the fall, sow in a well-draining soil. If you live in an area above 9a, you can grow seeds outdoors. If you live in a cooler area, you can sow indoors under a grow light.