Available as 1 litre or 2 litre pot sizes. Where it grows. This is truly an amazing Aloe which can tolerate cool temperatures and even a dusting of snow in the winter. Late february (this year!) Family Asphodelaceae . The 500+ Varieties of Aloe Plants Aloe Vera is only one variety of Aloe plant. and to treat arthritis. Behold, one of the most sought after succulents in the world! This is one of those plants that I had wanted to grow, but had never seen cultivated plants for sale. Our plants are UK grown, strong, healthy and well established in their pots. Other common names many-leaved aloe . And now, 7 months old and another 5cm wider. We also grow many other cold hardy palms and exotics, suitable for outdoor growing in the UK, (and just to prove it, all our photos have been taken of plants growing in the UK) none of which have been imported. The Aloe polyphylla breaks all the usual rules for keeping succulents. Native to the South African provinces of Western Cape, Eastern Cape and Kwazulu-Natal. We first encountered Aloe polyphylla, or the Spiral Aloe growing high in the Drakensberg Mountains. Although it likes ample moisture, it must have very well draining soils as … These plants will have a lot more details displayed including an image. I quickly potted them on and to begin with I thought the growth was slow. If you enter just a plant name, you will see results from the old RHS Plant Finder and Selector databases; If you select any attributes with or without a plant name, you will see a much narrower selection of results taken only from the old RHS Plant Selector database. Buy Succulents online direct from our UK nursery. Mainly because there is no … The Palm House is an established mail order nursery based in Devon, UK , specialising in growing Trachycarpus wagnerianus, the Miniature Chusan Palm or "Waggie", from seed (below). A hard resinous product extracted from this plant, known as Cape aloes or aloe lump, is used as a laxative (to make people need to go for a poo!) Paris polyphylla An exotic looking hardy perennial with whorls of bold green lanceolate leaves arching like umbrellas, terminating in a strange and complex flower made up of broad green sepals and dainty golden threadlike petals. Forming a unique flattened spiral of chunky succulent leaves, it is now sadly rare in the wild due to over-collection. Aloe polyphylla Date: 2004 May 26 The "spiral Aloe of Lesotho". As an oversized aloe, the Polyphylla is native to the Maluti mountains of Lesotho, Africa, where the soil is rich in minerals. Coming in a range of types or species with many both small and large varieties available for sale in the UK, Aloe Vera is probably the best known of all, however the aloe genus is a large one with over 400 different members that are popular both as garden plants and as specimens in pots. In late 1996, I obtained some seed from plants in cultivation in California. God only knows what other wonderful properties await to be discovered in all these different varieties. There are 500+ varieties of Aloe, which are listed below. Forming a single, ground-hugging rosette 2-3’ high and wide with grey-green leaves radiating outwards either clockwise or … See below for a few comments on seed-raising. Easy to grow, drought tolerant succulent plants. Aloe polyphylla. my first Aloe Polyphylla seeds germinated in water. ... From seed to a beautiful plant measuring 15 cm in diameter in just six months, wow! Despite its foreign ‘roots’, this aloe is perfectly suited for a life in England due to being an extremely thirsty plant. Genus Aloe can be mat-forming or shrubby evergreen perennials, with rosettes of fleshy leaves and small tubular flowers in racemes or panicles . 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