Aloe reitzii

Common Name:

Plant Type:
Succulent perennial
Aloeaceae (The Aloe Family)
Geographic Origin:
South and Southern Africa
California Native?:
Plant Size:
To 3 feet high and wide
Landscape/Garden Uses:
Mixed plantings
Flowering Season:
Summer and fall
Flower Color:
Full sun
Well-drained soil
Suggested Irrigation:
Occasional to little watering
Estimated Hardiness:
Hardy to 20-25 degrees F.
Robust rosettes grow over 2 feet high; individual, quite thick leaves are grey green, 4 inches wide and tapering to a point. A series of sharp chestnut teeth guard the leaf edges. Summer flowering brings a 3-4 foot flower stem, which is covered for the topmost 20 inches by densely packed, pendant very shiny bright orange flowers.