Aloe dichotoma (Quiver Tree), packet of 5 seeds
Family: Aloe (Asphodelaceae)
Hardy to Zones 9-10, may tolerate some frost, but for all practical purposes protect from frost, usually grown as a potted plant in indoor culture or on the summer patio.
Succulent tree aloe native to South Africa, with populations in the Northern Cape region as well as Namibia. A rare (CITES listed) plant. The plant forms a flaring trunk covered in a dark yellow bark that, with maturity, peels off in segments. Elegantly tapered branches are topped by succulent rosettes of aloe leaves, with butter yellow flowers produced in winter. The hollow branches were used by native peoples to hold hunting arrows. Quiver Trees have been known to live for several hundred years. The plant prefers dry, rocky soil and full sun to part shade, and can be readily grown as a potted specimen.
5 Seeds/pkt., Open Pollinated