Fynbos Aloe


Fynbos Aloe

Aloe succotrina

Scientific name

Aloe succotrina is naturally found on the Cape Peninsula, and as far as Mossel Bay to the east. This aloe is common in Peninsula Sandstone Fynbos vegetation, and typically grows high up on cliff faces and rocky outcrops where seasonal fires do not reach it. In winter when it flowers (June to September) it produces a tall raceme, bearing shiny red flowers that are pollinated by sunbirds. It is one of only three aloes indigenous to the city of Cape Town.

The plant prefers a sunny, well drained spot. Space should be provided for maturity, as it eventually grows into a large and dense cluster. It can be propagated both by cuttings/offshoots or by seed.

References and further reading

PlantZAfrica profile »

Wikipedia page »

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This table below shows how many plants we are trying to obtain for this species.

Site Area Quantity
Site #59 Rosebank 50
Total 50

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Important characteristics

This species was selected because it has various important characteristics.

It provides medicinal value

Suitable for sandy soil

It provides food for:

Southern double-collared sunbird

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