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Aloe cooperi

Family: Asphodelaceae (Aloe family)

Common names: Grass Aloe (E); inqimindolo (Z);

Native to: Southern Africa
Groundcover, Succulent
A stemless, succulent with thin, strappy leaves bearing spines on the margin.

Aloe cooperi

EVERGREEN

FULL SUN

SEMI FROST HARDY

LOW WATER REQUIREMENTS

FAST GROWER

ATTRACTS BIRDS

ATTRACTS INSECTS

FLOWER COLOUR:

AVERAGE SIZE:

0.6m x 0.4m
FLOWERING TIME:
J F M A M J J A S O N D
FRUITING TIME:
J F M A M J J A S O N D

Aloe cooperi

DESCRIPTION

A hardy, grass-like aloe with long, narrow leaves that form a rosette or fan shape.  The foliage is attractive with white spots and small white teeth along the margin.  The flowers are borne in dense clusters on a long stalk.  The long, tubular flowers are salmon or orange in colour with a narrow green tip.

The flowers are rich in nectar and are frequently visited by insects and sunbirds.

NATURAL HABITAT & DISTRIBUTION
Open grassland.
WILDLIFE & ECOLOGICAL BENEFITS
Attracts birds and insects.
WATER REQUIREMENTS
Low water requirements.
LANDSCAPING USES
A wonderful addition to a grassland landscape.
May also be grown in a mixed border or container.
GARDEN THEMES
Bushveld, Grassland, Rockery
FOLIAGE
FRUIT

2 Responses

  1. Hi Penny

    Thanks for visiting Plantbook.

    Aloe cooperi should fare well in your location. Perhaps start with a few to test the suitability of the site.

    Flourish!
    Glenice

  2. Will these aloes be good at the sea
    Live in uMhlanga right on the sea front
    Windy full sun and will have to grow on sand dunes that are fertilized

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