Vascular – Exotic
Herbs - Monocots
S. Africa. Has been referred to in New Zealand literature as Aloe saponaria (Aiton) Haw. (soap aloe).
aloe: From the Arabic word Alloeh
maculata: From Latin ‘macula’ blotch, meaning blotchy
Reason For Introduction
Life Cycle Comments
Probably exclusively vegetative in New Zealand
Apparently not formed
Vegetative spread, usually from carelessly discarded garden waste
Cold sensitive. However has proved quite wide ranging in this country.