WILDLIFE & ECOLOGICAL BENEFITSAloe ferox is rich in nectar and attracts bees, sunbirds, mousebirds and barbets.
The dry leaves on the lower parts of the stem often provide homes for small insects. These in turn, attract insectivorous birds and lizards who feast on them.
WATER REQUIREMENTSThis aloe species is remarkably adapted to tolerate and flourish in extremely dry areas of the Karoo as well as wetter climates in the Eastern Cape, so it is best to grow it in a garden low-moderate water application.
GARDEN THEMESBushveld, Country, Formal, Grassland, Rockery, Succulent
FLOWERSThe inflorescence is branched into 5-12 erect racemes. The flowers are usually bright orange-red, but can also be found in bright red, yellow, and white forms.
FOLIAGEThe leaves are broad, dull green to grey-green and turn red from the tips in drought conditions. They form the typical aloe rosette form, with dry leaves persistent on the lower parts of the stem.