Aloe Bainesii


The Aloe barberae var. Bainesii is indigenous to Eastern Cape through KwaZulu-Natal, Swaziland and Mpumalanga. Moreover, this species can be found northward to Mozambique and East Africa. Slow-growing Tree Aloe. Reaches a mature height of approximately 54' with a diameter of approximately 3'. This species is Africa's largest Aloe plant. It's tubular flowers are rose pink with green-tips. Flowers form during the winter months (June/July). Flowers are pollinated by sunbirds.

The Aloe barberae var. Bainesii is often cultivated for use as an ornamental plant. It is the perfect accent plant for a sunny garden. It is easy to grow, simply requiring well-draining soil and full sun (can tolerate partial shade). Fantastic choice for xeriscaping (drought tolerant landscaping and rockeries). This species creates a truly striking focal point in any garden due to its large, sculpted size and manicured crown. This species has a history of medicinal use. It's juice acts as a purgative. The Cactus King never suggests using any of our plants for medicinal purposes without first consulting a licensed medical professional.



1. Easy to grow
2. Perfect accent plant for a sunny garden
3. Striking focal point in any garden (large, sculpted size/manicured crown)


1. Fantastic choice for xeriscaping
2. Drought tolerant species
3. Good candidate for rockeries


Aloe zeyheri hort. ex Baker
Aloidendron barberae (Dyer) Klopper & Gideon F.Sm.

Plant Details
USDA Zone Information: 
9b - 11
Flower : 
Rose pink
Ideal Light Conditions: 
Ideal Water Conditions: 
Moderate in summer/Dry in winter
Speed of Growth: 
Mature Height: 
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Latin Name: 
Aloe barberae var. Bainesii
Common Name: 
Tree Aloe, South African Tree Aloe

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Corporate Clients (The King hangs hard)


RoboCop (1987)
RoboCop 2 (1990)
Hot Pursuit (2015)


USA Network's Queen of the South (2019)

Botanical Gardens:

New York Botanical Gardens
Oklahoma City Zoo/Botanical Gardens
Mercer Arboretum in Houston, Texas
Meijer Gardens in Grand Rapids, Michigan


Houston, TX Zoo
San Antonio, TX Zoo

Other Clientele:

Houston, TX Rodeo

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