Aloe Chabaudii (Dwala Aloe)

Aloe Chabaudii (Dwala Aloe)

This Aloe, also known as Orange Burst Aloe, forms colonies of rosettes. The colonies can become quite big, forming oversized, and may need to be managed in certain instances. It is one of the more colorful aloes named after John Chabaud, a South African gardener who grew it in Paort Victoria.

Scientific NameAloe chabaudii
Other NamesDwala Aloe, Orange Burst Aloe
Growth SeasonIt grows in spring and summer
Preferred TemperatureIt performs best in temperatures between 18 and 24oC (64.4-75.2oF) but it is cold hardy up to -3oC (26.6oF).
Hardiness ZoneUSDA 9b-11b
Average Mature Height & WidthThey can reach 2.5 feet in height and spread up to three feet width.
ToxicityIt may be toxic to both humans and pets when ingested.
Aloe Chabaudii (Dwala Aloe) Summary

Aloe Chabaudii Physical Characteristics

This succulent can form a large number of clusters. Its lance-shaped leaves are bluish-green when grown under a shade. They, however, acquire a pinkish hue if you grow them under direct sunlight.

Its leaves are rather broad for a plant this size. The leaves grow right from the base though Aloe Chabaudii sometimes has a short stem. One plant can have up to 30 leaves, and each leaf has small teeth on the edges. Its teeth are grayish-white.

The Orange Burst is a good plant in your garden because it blooms in winter when most other plants look frigid and are dormant. A flowering stem appears in the middle of the rosette and grows above the foliage. The flowering stalk then branches into a pyramid shape, and pale orange flowers grow. These flowers are tabular in shape.

Flowers may mature into seed pods that you can collect for propagation. Aloe chabaudii’s roots are shallow, enabling it to get water from the scarce rain in its natural habitat.

Aloe Chabaudii Plant Care

Its watering is typical of a succulent. It requires just enough water to moisten the soil. Too much water leads to sogginess, which predisposes it to root rot. You should water it regularly during spring and summer, but never give it another drink before the moisture from the previous drink is exhausted. Reduce watering in winter when growth isn’t as much.

This plant can do well in full sunlight or under shade. Growing it under a shade keeps its leaves green, but the leave’s hue changes when you expose the plant to direct sunlight. You should plant it in a well-drained substrate to reduce the possibility of waterlogging. It rarely requires additional feeding, but you can give it a cactus fertilizer once in a while if necessary.

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Aloe Chabaudii Growth

You can propagate it by seeds or leaf cuttings, but it produces pups, making propagation even easier. Due to its clustering nature, pruning and trimming may be necessary to manage growth. Repot every time it doubles in size or whenever the pottage is depleted.

Protect your Dwala Aloe from aloe mites, aphids, snout weevils, whitefly, and other pests. The best protection you can offer them is keeping the plant healthy.

Succulent City chief editor


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