Plant Care Cape Aloe

Cape Aloe

4.4 out of 5 (8 experiences)

Cape Aloe has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Cape Aloe has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

About Cape Aloe

Many people are familiar with Aloe vera, but this genus of plants contains tons of other beautiful succulent plants that come in all sorts of colors! Their succulent leaves evolved to store water in dry climates, which makes them a perfect fit if you're a busy plant parent. With great care (and a lot of sunlight) you may even see your Aloe bloom! Their flowers grow out of a large spike and can be shades of red, orange, and yellow. 🔥


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How to care for Cape Aloe


How often to water your Cape Aloe

Water needs for Cape Aloe
0.5 cups
every 12

Cape Aloe needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Cape Aloe

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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Check the growing potential in your area

A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Cape Aloe in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Cape Aloe: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Cape Aloe love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Cape Aloe does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Cape Aloe in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Cape Aloe

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Cape Aloe: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Cape Aloe after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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Care Summary for Cape Aloe

Cape Aloe

Cape Aloe

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 12 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Cape Aloe has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 5
Cape Aloe has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 2
Cape Aloe has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 1
Cape Aloe has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 1
Cape Aloe has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 1
Cape Aloe has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 1
@JoeMama avatar
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 830 XP
globe Rockwood, TN

i bought this plant over a year ago in a target grow kit! it lived in the metal pot it came in for awhile due to me not having much space to put a larger pot! it lived and never darkened. i would just water when i thought about it and it’s never gave up on me. since moving and having more space and a perfect windowsill for plants, it’s been repotted and has starting growing more little baby aloe leaves.

Blooms easily Blooms easily
Survivor Survivor
@sophbug270405 avatar
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 124 XP
globe Glasgow, Scotland

Very resilient, doesn’t need watered often, is a bit prickly !

Survivor Survivor
@saintella avatar
leaf-1 1 Plants
xp 117 XP
globe Stillwater, Auckland

generally very easy to look after and doesn’t seem to change. I often forget to water these guys but being a succulent they don’t seem to brown or shrivel because of this!

Survivor Survivor

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