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Aloe excelsa - 4in

Aloe excelsa - 4in

Regular price $16.95 USD
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For cold climates with upcoming sub-32-degree temperatures within five days of your order, we strongly advise adding a heat pack. Orders without a heat pack will not include one.

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To prevent plants from freezing while in transit, orders placed for areas with severe freezing temperatures will be held for shipment until it is safe to ship.

Aloe excelsa, also known as the Zimbabwe Aloe, is a single-stemmed tree-like succulent that grows on granite outcrops or steep rocky slopes, reaching heights of 10-20 feet. It features a solitary large rosette of succulent dull green leaves with red-brown sharp teeth on leaf margins and undersides. This tall aloe often reaches tree dimensions of 5–6 meters, with stems up to 6 meters high, woody and covered in dried leaves except for the lowermost part. Its leaves form a compact rosette of dull blue-green leaves, spreading and becoming recurved, up to 1 meter long. Aloe excelsa produces a showy candelabra-like inflorescence, growing to 4 1/2 feet tall and branched into 10 to 15 racemes in late winter through early spring, with deep crimson-red to orange-red tubular flowers. Originating from southern and central Africa, it grows at altitudes of up to 1 mile, particularly around the ruins of Great Zimbabwe. This species, granted tree status in South Africa, thrives with ample water during its warm season, benefiting from good drainage and a dry period in winter. It tolerates light frost and makes an attractive addition to warmer gardens, though it remains rare in cultivation.

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Images of mature specimens shown for reference.

This plant has been grown in a 4" pot. You will receive a very similar plant to the one in the picture. The plant is shipped "dry-root" (with out soil).

Current Height: 4 in

Container Size: 4in

USDA Zones: 9b - 11

Frost Tenderness: 32 °F

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