A large, stemless plant that produces multiple, branched inflorescences with bright orange, upright racemes in mid to late winter.
From a distance the racems have a slightly two-toned appearance – darker orange at the top and somewhat lighter at the bottom.
The plant has beautiful, large, green, recurved leaves that gives it a graceful form. One cannot help but feel that it needs to be draped over large stones at the edge of the rockery. During flower time the leaves may have a pinkish tinge due to a natural process when the plant slows down its growth. They have a pinkish edge lined with dark-tipped, pale spines.
‘Pongola’ does not produce stem shoots and rarely divides its rosette. It is a plant for the open rockery.
Uploaded 6 April 2017.