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

Cape Aloe is a popular houseplant 🌿 that needs very little water to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

Plant parents describe this plant as being a survivor and a fast grower with a whopping 120 being grown with Greg around the world. Check out the reviews below for more details!🌟

Cape Aloe likes soil that is extremely well-draining. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.

Taxonomy

Aloe ferox
Aloe
Asphodelaceae
Asparagales

How to care for Cape Aloe

Water

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
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
Light

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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 🏡.

Nutrients

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:

Water

0.5 cups every 12 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

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
@Joemama
leaf-1 21 Plants
xp 809 XP
globe Rockwood, TN
03/20/2022

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
@Sophbug270405
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 124 XP
globe Glasgow, Scotland
08/08/2021

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

Survivor Survivor
Saintella avatar
@Saintella
leaf-1 1 Plants
xp 117 XP
globe Stillwater, Auckland
06/05/2021

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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