Aloe Saponaria African Torch Plant Cactus Succulent
PRICE INCLUDES SHIPPING TO THE UNITED STATES
~*~They are called the soap aloe because the sap contains saponins (soap compounds) which is used to produce soap~*~
One Plant~~~THEY WILL MAKE TON'S OF BABIES!!!
The sap from the juicy leaves makes suds in water and can be used as a soap substitute.
Soap aloe grows in a stemless rosette, and produces little offset rosettes around its margin. The main rosette gets up to about a foot and a half tall and just as wide. The lance-shaped leaves are thick and succulent, pale green with white speckles, and 10-12" long.(making this aloe pretty much 2 feet all around in just one growing season!)
It is very easy to grow in sandy or gravelly soils with good drainage. A single plant will expand considerably as it produces offsets. Divide the crowded clumps periodically. Light: Full sun to partial shade. Plants grown in partial shade usually look healthier and more succulent. Moisture: This aloe is very tolerant of drought.
Soap aloe is damaged in hard freezes, but recovers quickly. It is also very salt tolerant, and a good choice for seaside gardens. also very drought tolerant. Soap aloe is perfect for rock or cactus gardens. Use it as a ground cover under palms, agaves or large cacti. Soap aloe makes a great container plant and will live for years in very little soil. Additionally; Hummingbirds are attracted to the showy flowers.