Aloe ‘Booysen’ is a new species of Aloe and was grown in the Western Cape, South Africa, by Mr Kassie Booysen. This Aloe species was engineered by cross pollinating our indigenous variety Aloe dichotoma with Aloe barberae.
‘Booysen’ is an extremely attractive Aloe featuring blue-green leaves which are edged in pink. Its thick short stem gives it even more character and shows its close relationship to Aloe dichotoma. Pinkish flowers appear in the late winter months and these are loved by birds, bees, butterflies and other insects.
Aloe ‘Booysen’ can reach a height of approximately 5-7 metres. It grows faster than Aloe dichotoma (which is extremely slow) but not as fast as Aloe barberae, so it’s a good ‘half way mix’ in growing speed between the two varieties.
This Aloe loves to grow in a well drained soil but will also tolerate slightly moist soils if required.
Aloe ‘Booysen’ is water wise and drought tolerant.
Beautiful Aloe ‘Booysen’ is a sculptural plant that is well suited to smaller gardens where it can be used as a focal point or as a specimen plant. It will make a spectacular statement in dry garden beds where it can be used to create height and contrast amongst other succulent types. This is a must have for gardeners and plant enthusiasts interested in something NEW and proudly South African.
Eastern Cape Stockists:
Floradale Nursery – Port Elizabeth
Builders Express East London
Builders Express – Jeffreys Bay
Builders Express – Newton Park
Builders Express – Queenstown
Builders Express – Uitenhage
Builders Express – Walmer
Builders Express – Walker drive
Builders Warehouse – Port Elizabeth
Free State Stockists:
Alma Kwekery – Welkom
Bruwer Kwekery – Bloemfontein
Builders Warehouse Bloemfontein
Greenside Kwekery – Bloemfontein
Plants@Preller – Bloemfontein
Platberg Nursery – Harrismith
Pretty Garden Tuinsentrum – Bloemfontein
Urth Garden Centre – Bloemfontein
Colourful Splendour – Craighall Park
Garden Pavilion – Brandmullers
Garden Pavilion – Eckards
Garden Pavilion – Sunkist
Keith Kirsten Waterfall – Midrand
Lifestyle Home Garden – Randburg
Plant Paradise Garden Centre – Pretoria
Schaffler’s Nursery – Johannesburg
North West Stockists:
Western Cape Stockists:
Starke Ayres Garden Centre – Rosebank
Starke Ayres Garden Centre – West Coast Village
Stodels – Bellville
Stodels – Constantia
Stodels – Kenilworth
Stodels – Milnerton
Stodels – Somerset West
Builders Express – Knysna
Builders Warehouse – Cape Gate
Builders Warehouse – City
Builders Warehouse – Constantiaberg
Builders Warehouse – Table View
Builders Warehouse – Tygerberg
**Please note that not all stockists will have every plant featured**