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Aloe speciosa, Tilt-head Aloe

Aloe speciosa

Tilt-head Aloe
Family: Asphodelaceae    (Formerly:Xanthorrhoeaceae)
Subfamily: Asphodeloideae
Origin: South Africa
Large shrub 5-10 ft tallFull sunModerate waterRed, crimson, vinous flowersThorny or spinyPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirds

The rosettes of Aloe speciosa are often tilted to one side, to allow the plant to obtain the maximum amount of light. In the southern hemisphere, the tilt is usually towards the north, and in the northern hemisphere, towards the south, but a plant growing in a shady position would tilt its head in the direction that it receives the most light, which is not necessarily the north/south.

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