Aloe ‘Princess’

Only a few of the smaller aloes can be planted in a pot or in the open rockery. This deep pink-to-white flowered aloe hybrid is one of them. It produces multiple, branched inflorescences any time from midsummer to late winter. The individual open flower is characterised by an open aperture that adds grace to the already delicate flower. Click on the image twice to see the exquisite flower detail.

The plant has greenish grey leaves with small spines. It may grow a very short stem. Stem shoots should be limited to 2 or 3 and the excess removed.

Plants should be kept in a pot or container for a year or two before they are moved to the open area.