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 variegata is endemic to the semi-desert areas of South Africa and southern Namibia. This attractive dwarf Aloe is also known as Partridge Breast Aloe, Kanniedood (Afr), Bontaalwyn (Afr.)and Tiger Aloe.

The plants flower in late winter to early spring.

Propagation is from seed or suckers that are formed freely near the base of the plant.

Although the habitat of Aloe variegata often overlaps with other members of the genus, hybrids in nature are not common. I have personally  seen hybrids  of Aloe variegata and Aloe microstigma .

Aloe variegata Aloe variegata in cultivation.