'Aloe vera'

FAMILY: Aloe

USES: Accent, border, transitional or container plant, in pots, en masse, planters in rock gardens and coastal shoreline areas.

SIZE: Grows 50 cm tall with a 1m spread.

LOCATION: Full sun and reflected heat to partial shade. Does well in both coastal and interior regions.

SOIL: Best in an open sandy soil with a pH 6.1 – 7.8, mildly acidic to mildly alkaline.

FERTILISER: Apply a slow release 10:20:10 NPK in March. Do not over fertilise.

WATER: Drought tolerant but is best when soil is kept moist. Does not accept over irrigation or waterlogging.