12ft in habitat (5ft. in Bay Area) with fan shaped leaf rosettes, a large thick stout trunk, and broad canopy.
Member of the Asphodelaceae
Restricted to mountainous regions in the Western Cape, South Africa, from northern Elandskloof to Southern Franschhoek. Grows in the winter rainfall region and is relatively coastal.
These plants can do well in pots when small, but do best in the landscape where they can grow in to a beautiful focal point of any xeric garden. They should be planted in well draining soil, and appreciate winter water during their active growing season. These plants require much less water in the summer, when dormant, and a well-established plant may survive without summer irrigation. This makes them an ideal plant for our dry Mediterranean climate.
Temperature: Hardy to 25F