Both the Aloe Arborescens and the Aloe Maculata are coming into their own now. There are some gorgeous colour variations. This was one of the first Aloe Maculatas flowering on the mountain this month. I have been wanting to paint or draw aloes for the last three years! Finally here is the first one finished. This is quite a big work so it took some time. The yellow ones have just started flowering so perhaps will make a nice companion for this one.
Aloe Maculata is widely spread and very adaptable and obliging – growing almost anywhere except dense shade. All Aloes are very medicinal and a valuable food source for our lovely sun birds in the winter months.