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Aloe speciosa

English: Slaphoringaalwyn; Afrikaans: Tilt-head aloe

Aloe speciosa - A handsome, tall, erect plant with single or multiple stem reaching 3-6m, and having decorative blue-green leaves with deep pink to pale red, serrated margins, dense cylindrical flower heads of red buds, opening greenish white in spring-summer. Uniquely, the head of the rosette leaves is almost always tilted to the side where it finds the most sunlight. The plants occur over the entire Sunshine Coast area, mainly in dry river valleys, mountain slopes and flats. Attracts insects & birds. Prefers sunny conditions and will handle slightly alkaline or acidic soil.

- Aloe speciosa.

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