ruthbancroftgarden: Aloe falcata

ruthbancroftgarden:

Aloe falcata

While Aloe falcata is generally a summer-blooming species, our plant has waited until autumn to come into flower. It is native to the winter-rainfall region in western South Africa, and can be found near the town of Vanrynsdorp, as well as farther east in the Tanqua Karoo. It is related to Aloe claviflora, but this has denser spikes of flowers in the late winter, and it grows farther inland outside of the winter-rainfall area.

-Brian