Sensitive to frost, fan aloe commonly grows in pots or containers, making maintenance a breeze once temperatures drop. And since the plant propagates so seamlessly through cuttings, well-packaged, thoughtful housewarming gifts abound; just add a unique vessel.
In climates that don’t have freezing temperatures, add fan aloe to a sandy, barren and freely draining site. It's native to the coastal cliffs of South Africa, so you can add fan aloe to your list of plants that thrive where others fail.
Its clean texture and cool gray-green color soothe surrounding landscape colors, allowing vivid plants to advance into focus. Its long-leafed foliage diversifies the silhouette of a succulent garden while still providing a minimalist, sculptural effect.