Aloe Ferox Seeds
Aloe ferox is a medicinal and attractive succulent native to South Africa. It has more medicinal value than aloe vera. Aloe ferox is a cousin to aloe vera, and the gel in the leaves has virtually all the same uses and health benefits as aloe vera. Although both aloes contain 7 out of the 8 essential amino acids, the amount found in aloe ferox is nearly double that of aloe vera. Ferox adapts well to home or greenhouse environment. It can grow up to 10 feet (3.0 m) in height. The flowers are orange or red, and stand between 2 and 4 feet (0.61 m and 1.2 m) above the leaves.
Succulents are very susceptible to root rot, so you must use well draining soil. They tend to thrive on neglect – just water them when the top inch of soil is dried out.
Also known as Cape Aloe
Duration: Perennial (hardy in zones 11+)
When to Sow: Anytime
Ease of Germination: Moderate (can be slow to germinate)
Uses: Medicinal, same uses as aloe vera