Aloe perfoliata: How to Grow and Care for Mitre Aloe, Rubble Aloe

Aloe perfoliata Mitre Aloe, Rubble Aloe

Scientific name: Aloe perfoliata

Common name: Mitre Aloe, Rubble Aloe

The blue-green Succulent spreads out in clusters as it grows. The leaves have white to yellow teeth along the ridges and bumps along the underside.

Quick Look at Aloe perfoliata

  • Full sun to partial shade
  • Typical water needs for a succulent
  • Plant grows up to 12″ (30.5 cm) tall
    Plant grows up to 24″ (61 cm) wide
  • Zone 10a (Minimum 30° F | -1.1° C)
  • Not cold hardy
  • Propagation by offsets, seeds
  • Can be toxic to humans and animals
  • Summer Dormant

General Care for Aloe perfoliata “Mitre Aloe”

When the leaves curve upwards towards the center, they are referred to as “Mitre Aloe”. The clusters spread as it grows.

Depending on where it is grown, it can have many different appearances. The leaves can turn red when they are stressed.


The watering needs for a succulent are typical. 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 30 F (- 1.1 C), it’s best to plant the Aloe perfoliata in a container that can be brought indoors. It does well in both full and partial sun.

Additional information

The name of the plant was previously called Aloe perfoliata.

How to Propagate Aloe perfoliata “Mitre Aloe”

Stems and seeds can be used to propagation, although you may experience the best success with seeds.


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.


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


  1. Aloe perfoliata (Mitre Aloe, Rubble Aloe) – Wikipedia

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