In its natural habitat, Aloe pictifolia is restricted to a small area where it is well protected due to the inaccessible, sheer rock faces on which it grows. It is well established in cultivation and is grown worldwide by succulent plant growers.
Generally not harvested.
Seeds are angular, grey-black and up to 4 x 2mm in size, seed germinates within 3 weeks and plants will flower in the third year.
Separate offsets in spring or early summer.
Where frost is a problem, grow in containers close to home or even inside. Use suitable well-draining potting medium.
Africa, South Africa, Eastern Cape, confined to quartzitic sandstone cliffs overlooking the Kouga River near Hankey.