ISI 2002-10. Aloe erythrophylla Bosser

Named for the tendency of the leaves to blush red in bright light, especially when stressed from cold or drought, this is perhaps the most strikingly-colored Madagascan aloe. HBG 85172, plants from controlled pollination of Röösli & Hoffmann 4495, collected Dec. 4, 1995, growing on quartz rocks south of Col d’Itremo, Madagascar. $8.50.

center overview, blushing leaves

Photo © 2002 by John N. Trager. Images may not be used elsewhere without permission.

Published in the Cactus and Succulent Journal, Vol. 74 (2), March - April, 2002