Aloe buhrii: How to Grow and Care for Spotted Aloe, Buhr’s Aloe

Aloe buhrii Spotted Aloe, Buhr's Aloe

Scientific name: Aloe buhrii

Common name: Spotted Aloe, Buhr’s Aloe

The evergreen Aloe has long leaves. There aren’t usually any teeth along the edges. The leaves are green with white spots. When grown in full sun, the leaves turn red. There are yellow and orange flowers in the spring and fall.

Quick Look at Aloe buhrii

  • Full sun to partial shade
  • Typical water needs for a succulent
  • Plant grows up to 24″ (61 cm) tall
    Plant grows up to 36″ (91 cm) wide
  • Zone 10a (Minimum 30° F | -1.1° C)
  • Not cold hardy
  • Propagation by offsets and seed
  • Generally non-toxic to humans and pets
  • Summer dormant

General Care for Aloe buhrii “Spotted Aloe”

It is a great addition to xeriscaped gardens or container gardens. It needs well-draining soil to grow in containers. Its flowers attract birds.


There are typical watering needs for a Succulents. The “soak and dry” method will allow the soil to dry out completely between waterings. Don’t water in the Summer.

Our free watering cheat sheet will show you how to tell if your plants are getting too much water and how to save it.

Where to Plant

If you live in a zone that gets colder than 30 F (- 1.1 C), it’s best to plant this plant in a container that can be brought indoors. It does well in both full and partial sun.

Commonly Mistaken For

The leaves of “Coral Aloe” are more narrow in shape than those of “Aloe striata.”.

How to Propagate Aloe buhrii “Spotted Aloe”

The Aloe buhrii can be grown from offsets or seeds.


Use a sterile, sharp knife or pair of scissors to grow Spotted Aloe. Remove a pup from the main plant and allow it to callous for a few days before planting. Water whenever the soil has dried out.


You can place your seeds in a well-draining soil. If you live in a zone above 9a, you can grow Aloe seeds outdoors. If you live in a cooler area, you can sow indoors under a grow light or on a seed mat.


  1. Aloe buhrii (Spotted Aloe, Buhr’s Aloe) – Wikipedia

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