Dwarf Aloe , Dwergaalwyn (Afr.)
Genus of over 150 species of dwarf, basal rosette, more or less stemless perennial succulents, that offset to form clumps. Their flowers are small, tubular and double-tipped, often with the petals reflexing backwards away from the flower throat. They are very similar between species, but their leaves show wide variations, even within a single species. The flowers are produced on tall inflorescences which grow 4-5 times the height of the leaf rosette. They are popular garden and container plants, especially H. attenuata and H. cymbiformis are fairly common house and garden plants.