Aloe petricola is a stemless or short stemmed aloe that reaches a height of 0.45-0.6m. It forms a single dense rosettes with pale, grey-green leaves that are curved inwards with scattered thorns on the upper and lower surfaces and the margins have sharp, brown, 5mm long triangular teeth. During the Winter tall, erect, branched inflorescence is borne between 1 to 6 at a time, the racemes are densely flowered and are bi-coloured and long and narrow, covered in masses of tubular flowers about 30mm long that are red when still in bud and turns a greenish white once opened. These are borne in July and August.
Aloe petricola is an ideal specimen for a water-wise garden with a rockery. They are also ideal to use on sloping banks and also containers. They look breath taking once they are in bloom when mass planted in groups.
You may find stock of this plant at Random Harvest.