Krantz Aloe

Krantz Aloe


Vital Statistics

Latin Name
Aloe Arborescens
Description
A multi-stemmed aloe with thick, yellow-green leaves. The leaves are usually sharply toothed on the margins and are very juicy with a yellowish, slimy sap. The sap has been used to treat stomach ailments for many centuries. The leaves also store water to enable the plant to survive drought. One to four dense spikes of coral red flowers appear from May to July. The flowers are carried on stout stems and are more or less tubular in shape. Most aloes are important foodplants for sunbirds which visit the flowers in search of nectar and in the process pollinate them.
Habitat
Grows on cliffs and rocks. Mainly found in the Northern Province as well as the Kruger National Park.



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