Botanical Name: Aloe dichotoma
 Common Name: Kokerbom
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  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type

Succulent

 

Height Range

12-25', 25-40'

 

Flower Color

Yellow

 

Flower Season

Winter

 

Leaf Color

Blue Green

 

Bark Color

 

Fruit Color

n/a

 

Fruit Season

n/a

Sun

Full

 

Water

Very Low, Low, Extra in Summer

 

Growth Rate

Moderate

 

Soil Type

Sandy, Rocky

 

Soil Condition

Average, Poor, Well-drained

 

Soil pH

Neutral

 

Adverse Factors

Design Styles

Ranch, Spanish, Wild Garden

 

Accenting Features

Showy Flowers, Unusual Foliage, Unusual Shape

 

Seasonal Interest

Winter

 

Location Uses

Foundation, Raised Planter, With Rocks

 

Special Uses

Container

 

Attracts Wildlife

Hummingbirds

Information by:

Photographer: Mountain States Nursery

  • Description

  • Notes

One of the largest aloes, Kokerbom can reach up to 30' x 20'. This species will form a large trunk, and will branch out higher up on the trunk. Leaves are about 12" long, and are a striking blue green color. Yellow blooms appear from January to March. Accepts full sun to partial shade. This aloe requires good drainage, and the trunk needs covering if sustained temeratures below 25 F are expected. Native to South Africa.
Frost tolerant to 25 F.