Aloe tomentosa Deflers


This is a hardy aloe from the mountains of northeast Africa, Arabia and Yemen. The green to off white flowers which appear in late summer are generally covered in thick wool. Its single rosette of pale greenish-gray leaves can be up to 2' tall and 4' across. It is sometimes call hairy green aloe, and it is the most densely woolly of the several hairy aloe species that grow in the vicinity of the Red Sea, hence its name 'tomentosa,' which means densely wooly.