Aloe suprafoliata

Aloe suprafoliata has a botanical name that comes from the distinctive characteristic of the young plant that produces two vertical ranks of opposite, stacked leaves that only spiral into a rosette in maturity after some years.

The natural distribution of this plant is in northern KwaZulu-Natal, Swaziland and a little into south-eastern Mpumalanga. The plant's habitat is rocky slopes, often at high altitude.

Photo: Lorraine Vermeulen

Author: Ivan Latti

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