Plants of the genus Aloe are very interesting cacti succulents: some take the form of a tree or tree, others are more herbaceous, and there are others, such as Aloe nobilis , which look like a shrub. This is also perfect to have in low maintenance gardens with warm or mild climate, as it forms very dense groups.
It is not difficult to take care of; in fact, it resists drought quite well. Then we tell you everything about her .
Origin and characteristics
Our protagonist is an endemic plant from Namibia and South Africa whose scientific name is Aloe perfoliata , although it is still known as Aloe nobilis . Its leaves are broad, short, fleshy, bluish-green with whitish spots and spiny margins. It grows to about 75 centimeters in height, and forms groups up to almost a meter wide . The flowers are tubular, red, and emerge from an erect stem that springs from the center of each rosette of leaves.
Its rate of growth is reasonably fast, so much so that if you have it in a pot you will have to transplant it to a bigger one every year.
Aloe Nobilis Care
If you want to have a sample of Aloe nobilis , we recommend providing the following care:
- Location : must be outside, in full sun.
- Soil :
- Pot: universal growing medium mixed with 30% perlite.
- Garden: grows in well-drained soils.
- Irrigation : it has to be watered 2 or maximum 3 times per week in summer, and every 7 or 10 days the rest of the year.
- Fertilizer : it is advisable to pay it with a fertilizer for cactus and other succulents in spring and summer following the indications specified on the package.
- Planting or transplanting time : in spring.
- Multiplication : by seeds and separation of shoots in spring or summer.
- Rusticity : supports cold and frost of up to -2ºC.
What do you think of this plant?
I am Don Burke, one of the authors at My Garden Guide. I am a horticulturist that cultivates, grows, and cares for plants, ranging from shrubs and fruits to flowers. I do it in my own garden and in my nursery. I show you how to take care of your garden and how to perform garden landscaping in an easy way, step by step.I am originally from Sydney and I wrote in local magazines. Later on, I have decided, more than two decades ago, to create my own blog. My area of specialization is related to orchid care, succulent care, and the study of the substrate and the soil. Therefore, you will see many articles dedicated to these disciplines. I also provide advice about how to improve the landscape design of your garden.