Garden Aloes

Aloe andongensis

Category: Small to Medium Clumping Aloes

USDA Hardiness Zones: 9a - 10b


One of the more attractive slender-stemmed, branching shrubby aloes. Aloe andongensis is a small to medium, suckering, shrubby Angolan aloe with neat rosettes only about 6 inches in diameter and lots of eye-catching white dots. Aloe andongensis has closely spaced teeth and is always spic and span in appearance.


Aloe andongensis prolifically offsets, producing relatively weak branches that can lay on the ground or hang. Leaves are bright green, usually mottled in rosettes up to 5 inches in diameter (usually smaller), stiff and fairly flat. The leaves are relatively small, lanceolate, up to 10 inches (25 cm) long, with light spots and margins armed with sharp, light-green teeth. Newest leaves are a bit yellow-emerald-green and really look great. The leaves vary from unspotted to heavily spotted, the spots are more numerous under the leaf. The rosettes are stemless and grow up to 20 inches (50 cm) in height. Aloe andongensis has several erect or oblique leafy stems


The inflorescence usually consists of up to 3 branches which support gorgeous looking flowers. The inflorescence is up to 16 inches (40 cm) tall. The racemes are orange-scarlet and are attractively subcapitate with the buds spreading horizontally. Flowers are reddish-orange tapering to yellow.

Origin / History

From Pungo Andongo in the Cuanzo Norte district of Angola.

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Care / Cultivation

Provide light shade, or filtered light and allow ground to dry between waterings.

Frost Tenderness

Will withstand light frost

Use in the Garden

This plant would work has a feature in any garden as a result of its tropical appearance.

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