Why choose me?
- I look prickly, but I don't really hurt!
- I’m an Aloe, therefore I bring good luck.
- my shape makes me particularly elegant.
Aloe squarrosa can be kept indoors in a bright location, but away from direct sunlight, especially during the warmer months.
It can live indoors all year round without any particular problem. In any case, it is best not to keep it outside when temperatures fall below 10°C.
As always, water moderately only when the soil is dry; do not spray the leaves.
Between June and September, it can produce panicles up to 25 cm long, from which sprout beautiful red flowers similar to those of Aloe Vera.
Aloe squarrosa is native to the mountainous areas north of the island of Socotra, located in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Somalia.
The particular shape of the leaves gives the species its name: in fact, in Latin squarrosus means 'curved at the ends'.