Soap Aloe (Aloe maculata)
Soap Aloe (Aloe maculata)

Soap Aloe (Aloe maculata)

Regular price $11.95
27 in stock

Live Soap Aloe Plant
Ships in 100% Biodegradable 4" Coconut Fiber Planter

Soap Aloe, is a perennial succulent plant known for it's attractive thick, fleshy foliage and it's use as a natural soap!  Soap Aloe blooms red and orange flowers in the warm months of the year and is very attractive to hummingbirds and insect pollinators. Soap Aloe is fast growing and spreads through new plants at it's base, called pups, making it an excellent ornamental and useful groundcover. 

It is known botanically as either Aloe maculata or Aloe saponaria is a unique aloe variety native to South Africa. Another name for Soap Aloe is Zebra Aloe, after it's green striped skin.  Sharp, hot pink spines line the edges of each leaf. 

Plant soap aloe in full sun or partial shade in a well-drained soil. Once established, it will be highly drought tolerant.

Soap Aloe pairs great with another, more fragrant, natural soap substitute; Hawaiian Awapui Ginger

Order Processing & Shipping Schedule
Orders are processed and shipped at the beginning of each week via 1-3 Day USPS Priority Mail.  Average order processing time before shipment ranges from 1-14 days.

Tracking information
A confirmation email with tracking information will be sent immediately upon shipment. You can track the progress of your order online anytime by logging in to your account. Delivery confirmation will be emailed when your plants have reached their destination, so you never miss a beat!

Shipping Cost
Shipping will be calculated at checkout and varies based on order weight and your distance from the nursery.  Shipping is combined for multiple plants. The more you grow, the more you save!

Can I pick up my order at the nursery?
Yes, just select Store Pickup at checkout and schedule your pickup date/time. A member of our team will reach out if the time you have chosen needs to be rescheduled.  There are no same day pickups. 

For more frequently asked questions visit our FAQ's page.

Weather Holds
Orders placed in colder climate zones during the winter months will automatically be placed on hold until Spring or when temperatures in your area are above freezing on the expected date of delivery.  

Heat Packs
Heat packs can be purchased separately to avoid cold weather delays.
If you live in a colder climate and do not want to wait until Spring to get your new plants, we recommend adding a heat pack to your order. Your plants will ship as scheduled and arrive safely, with no risk of freezing on the way to your front door.

Plant Care

Plant Type: Succulent Aloe

Harvest Season: Blooms intermittently throughout the year, harvest year-round.

Mature Size: Foliage grows to about 1-2 ft tall and wide but the bloom spikes will reach up to 4 ft.

Soil & Moisture:  Loose, sandy or rocky, fast-draining soils; indoor plants are best in a cactus soil mix. Water regularly in first growing season to establish root system; drought tolerant once established.

Exposure: Full Sun, Part Shade

Zones

Climate Zones: USDA plant hardiness Zones 9 to 11

Patio Planting Zones: 4+

All of our tropical fruiting plants can be grown in small or large containers in northern zones or planted outside in warmer climates.