On Sep 2, 2010, boomboer from Cape Town
South Africa wrote:
This is a new fast-growing aloe hybrid from South Africa. It matches the growth habit of its Aloe barberae parentage in speed, size and soil/water preferences while it has the silver/golden flaky bark and blue-green leaves reminiscent of Aloe dichotoma. I have not seen it flower, but I imagine an orange bloom similar to Aloe barberae 'Medusa'. The leaves have pink teeth as opposed to the more yellow teeth typical of A. dichotoma.
A stunning plant if you want to impress other gardeners or if you're an Aloe-phile like me. It differs from actual Aloe 'Hercules' trees I've seen in looks. Their trunks were more grey like A. barberae and their leaves were also longer and greener. However - from other photos of Aloe 'Hercules' I've seen it seems there is some variability in the cross sinc... read more