Scientific Name: Kumara plicatilis
Synonyms: Fan Aloe, Franschoek Aloe
If you are looking for a green sculptural masterpiece that is waterwise and indigenous, then the Fan Aloe might just be it.
These beauties grow in a relatively small area, from Franschoek to Grabouw, in the Western Cape. As a mature plant, they form graceful 3-5meter trees with forked stems that end in curious fan-line foliage arrangements.
They'll be happy as a potted house plant if you give it a sunny yet well aerated (breezy) spot. Make sure the soil is well draining, and that the plant doesn't sit in water.
Place your beauty as an accent plant as a table centerpiece or on a windowsill.
Follow these instructions to keep your Fan Aloe healthy and happy.
Water: Water thoroughly and then let the soil dry out in between.
Light: Plenty of direct sunlight - a few hours per day - but make sure that the sun isn't scorching hot.
Humidity: No humidity adjustments required
Fertilize: Feed your tree once a month with a balanced liquid fertilizer diluted by half.
Send us an email for more detailed Care Instructions.
Our Fan Aloe comes in a nursery pot with 15cm diameter and fits best with decorative pots that have a diameter of 15-18cm. You can shop our pot collection here: Pot and Planter Collection
Find more information on our pot sizing guide here: Choosing the right pot
We use a network of vetted couriers to safely deliver your order. The costs and delivery times are as follows:
Collections: 6 Roodehek Street, Gardens, Cape Town
No Charge. We'll notify you once your order is ready, usually 1-2 days from order.
Cape Town & Surrounds
R50 fee, delivery usually within 1-3 working days from order.
Major Centers (Jhb, Dbn etc)
R85 fee, delivery usually within 4-5 working days from order.
Regional Areas (e.g. Hermanus)
R100 fee, delivery 1-3 days from order (CPT regional), 4-5 days (rest of SA)
Unfortunately, we are not able to deliver to rural areas, such as farms.
If you would like to add special delivery instructions or a handwritten note to your order, please leave us a note at checkout under 'Special Instructions For Seller', when viewing your cart.