Aloe perfoliata

Cliff hanger in nature

The Aloe perfoliata is called ‘cliff hanger’ in nature. In the nature the Aloe perfoliata is often found in a group, hanging from a rock. Outside of this daring place to grow, they also grow on the soil in clay or sandy soil.

Aloe perfoliata has fresh green color with spiky leaves. The white soft spines give the plant a tough appearance. Often several rosettes clustered in a pot.


    • Fresh green color with spiky leaves
    • The white soft spines give the plant a tough appearance
    • A strong plant, with big wide leaves and often several rosettes clustered in a pot


Born in South Africa

The Aloe belongs to the family of the Xanthorrhoeaceae and grows in the vast and rugged landscape of South Africa, mostly in the area of Port Elisabeth. Some varieties grow like trees and they can mostly be found in the North-West of South Africa all the way to in Namibia. The plants are stiff and rough, provided with thick fleshy leaves in which the plant stores water to tide over during the dry spells. The South African flora belongs to the most important floras in the world. No less than 10% of all known types of plants can be found here.

FAMILY Asphodelaceae
TRADE NAME Aloe perfoliata


Kleur: In principle the plant can be put in almost any place in the house you like: from the window sill on the north side to the bedroom, as long as it is not in full sun.
Standplaats:The Aloe likes half shadow or shadow. In the summer months the Aloe can be placed outside on a terrace or balcony but then too not in full sun.
Water: The plant only needs a little water and therefore can do without for a fairly long period of time. Moderate watering once a month is sufficient.
Not for consumption.