Aloe maculata (Soap Aloe, Zebra Aloe), packet of 20 seeds

$3.95

Family:  Aloe (Asphodelacea)

Hardy to Zone 9 to 12, but normally grown as a potted plant indoors or on the summer patio

(Soap Aloe, Zebra Aloe) Fat succulent widely distributed throughout South Africa.  Variable.  This plant has the distinction of not needing a well-drained soil–It will even grow in muck.  Small to medium-sized, the flat, stubby leaves are covered with h-shaped spots.  Eventually, the plant will make a short trunk, giving rise to branched stalked topped by outsized pom-poms of orange or red.  The seeds are purportedly poisonous.  Locals use the sap as soap.

20 Seeds/pkt., Open Pollinated

Aloe maculata (Soap Aloe, Zebra Aloe), packet of 20 seeds