Nov 172016
 

elgonica

Aloe

Aloe Elgonica

Family:Aloaceae

Description

A succulent clump-forming perennial that has robust rosettes of brownish green leaves. These leaves are armed with teeth and often have a rose-purple blush at their centre. The flowers are orange-red in colour and borne on an upright branched inflorescence.

Place of origin

This beautiful high altitude Aloe has a limited distribution along the Southern and Eastern slopes of Mount Elgon; Africa’s oldest and largest volcano that is crossed by the Uganda and Kenya border.

Did you know?

Aloe Elgonica is related to the economically important Aloe Vera, the gel of which is extracted from the leaves and used in the cosmetic industry. This gel is thought to have been used by Cleopatra in her daily beauty regime.

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