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Aloe cameronii (Cameron's Ruwari Aloe, Red Aloe) A medium sized suckering aloe with many upright stems of open rosettes to to 1 to 2 feet with lax narrow leaves that are medium to dark green that turn a beautiful coppery red in summer and bear 1 foot tall spikes of bright orange-red flowers that appear primarly from late fall into early winter in southern California gardens. Plant in full sun in a well drained soil and irrigate only occasionally to enhance the red coloration of the foliage, which will remain green if overwatered. Hardy to mid to upper 20's. This is one of the most attractive foliage aloes and also bears attractive flowers. It was first discovered in the central African country of Nyasaland (now Malawi) by Kenneth J. Cameron, an employee of the African Lakes Corporation, who first sent it to the Royal Botanic Garden at Kew in 1854 but was not described until it flowered there in 1903 when William Botting Hemsley (1843-1924), longtime gardener and keeper at Kew, was able to fully describe it though the original collection data was lost or not recorded. Theo Campbell-Barker wrote an article for "Haworthiad", the journal of the Haworthia Society titled The type locality of Aloe cameronii
We are offering for sale a well-established plant 4 to 6 inches tall