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Aloe brevifolia 'Crocodile Plant', also known as ‘Short Leaved Aloe,’ this South African native features fleshy blue-gray leaves that are densely clustered around the rosette. The prominent white ‘teeth’ around the margins and spine of each leaf closely resemble the jaws of its namesake, and give this plant a distinctive look. With a clumping growth habit spanning up to 12 inches tall and wide, ‘Crocodile Plant’ is at home in both a container planting or an outdoor rock garden, in temperate regions.
Like many Aloe, this variety prefers bright sun, but can tolerate partially shaded conditions. Indeed, in direct sun the leaves will flush shades of bright red and yellow, and the plant is more likely to send up stalks of orange flowers in the late springtime. Since the thick leaves store a significant amount of water for the plant, plan to water infrequently – only once the soil has had a chance to completely dry out from the last watering. A porous soil mixture will also help to ward off issues with dampness or overwatering, as will a well-draining pot and adequate airflow around the leaves of the plant.
All plants are shipped bare-root with the exception of Plant Club Subscription Boxes. Orders ship Monday-Friday each week. Please allow 1-3 business days for your order to be processed. We ship within the USA and its outlying territories ONLY.
Plant sizing is based on the diameter of the nursery pot (2", 2.5", 3", 4" etc), not the plant itself. Plants may be slightly larger or smaller than the pot they are grow in depending on availability or time of year. While we do our best to ship plants as similar to those pictured as possible, please keep in mind that all plants are unique from one to the next, and display color, shape, and growth variation based on current environment, time of year, and other contributing factors. Please note that we ship our plants as dry as possible in the fall and winter months to prevent root rot or freezing. They will plump back up after planting!
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