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Posted by EDITOR 27 Apr 2010 - 12:26:00 PM

The Spiral Aloe may now be rare in its native Lesotho mountains but has become widely available. Adapted to temperate & moist conditions and being sensitive to root disturbance and rot, it seems a bit of a sissy compared to many other succulents. But given perfect drainage, it tolerates cold better than many others even surviving the occasional snowfall in the wild. As a quick but never large specimen of fascinating geometry, it makes continually interesting company kept nearby as a feature in a pot on a table or bench.

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