Aloe perfoliata 'Variegata'
Accepted Scientific Name
Aloe perfoliata L.
Aloe mitriformis f. variegata, Aloe mitriformis 'Variegata', Aloe perfoliata f. variegata
This succulent is a form of Aloe perfoliata selected for its variegated foliage.
Aloe perfoliata 'Variegata', also known as Aloe mitriformis 'Variegata', is an attractive succulent that forms elongated rosettes of green to bluish-green leaves irregularly striped with yellow. The variegated leaves are broad, thick, and fleshy, often curved inwards, and have little white harmless teeth along the margins. They are sometimes almost entirely yellow. Flowers are dull to bright red and appear in summer on usually branched inflorescence.
USDA hardiness zones 9a to 11b: from 20 °F (−6.7 °C) to 50 °F (+10 °C).
How to Grow and Care
Aloes can live long and thrive with very little care. These plants are great for beginners.
When growing Aloes indoors, place your plants near a southern or southwest-facing window that gets plenty of bright, indirect light. To keep your Aloes looking green, avoid exposing them to direct sun, which can cause leaves to brown. Rotate the pots once or twice a week to receive equal lighting for all sides of the plants. Rotating your Aloe also helps balance the plant's look, as leaves tend to grow toward the sunlight.
Outdoors, provide light shade, especially during the hottest parts of the day. An excellent spot for growing Aloe outdoors is on a covered patio or porch.
Plant Aloes in well-drained soil specially formulated for cacti and other succulents, or make your soil mix. Drainage is essential because too much moisture around roots can cause root rot.
These succulents need regular watering but are very tolerant of drought conditions for short periods. Water deeply, but only when the soil is completely dry. Cut back on watering during the winter months. Overwatering is the top reason Aloe plants die. Do not let water stand in the rosettes.
Learn more at How to Grow and Care for Aloe.
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