Aloe polyphylla - EU only
A marvelous Aloe with bluish-green leaves, densely arranged in a spiral pattern. It is native to the high elevations of the Drakensberg mountains in Lesotho in southern Africa between 1800 and 2400 m (6000 to 8000 ft.). While rare and endangered in habitat, it is quite popular as an ornamental and increasingly cultivated around the world. As the plant is protected under CITES and listed in Appendix I, even seeds may not be sold internationally without a serious amount of paperwork. It is easy in cultivation if it is understood that this is not a cactus but a plant from high altitude mountain meadows. It likes moisture and should never be allowed to dry out completely, even during cold winter weather.