This blog is dedicated to plants from desert regions around the world as well as plants that have adapted to withstand arid conditions, but do not occur in real deserts. Many of the plants are found in arid semi-desert regions. There will be a greater emphasis on succulent plants, but others will also be included. This blog deals with desert plants of the Americas, Africa, Arabia and others. We are situated in South Africa and South African plants are likely to feature more dominantly. The pictures taken are from our private botanical desert garden at Leopoort near Oudtshoorn, from plants in nature, as well as other collections.

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Aloe barberae is found in a broad coastal zone from the Eastern Cape to Mozambique and is a majestic tree aloe (boomaalawyn Afr:) that can grow to 18 meters in height.

Although essentally a forest dweller, Aloe barberae adapts well to many different garden conditions, can withstand a reasonable amount of drought, but should be protected from severe frost. Similar to others in the genus, Aloe barberae is susceptible to snout beetle attacks. Due to the large size of the plants treatment is often overlooked as the evidence is not always visible in the early stages.

The flower colour is orange-pink or orange-red

If watered regularly, Aloe barberae is a robust grower.

The plants were previously known under the name Aloe bainesii.

Aloe barberaeAloe barberae in cultivation.