Aloë, Sentebibu

The Aloe is found in the wild all over Curaçao, but is not a native plant. Very suitable plant for landscaping. Very drought tolerant. When dry, the leaves 'curl' somewhat towards the center and turn brown. After a good rain shower or a good dose of water, the leaves will absorb themselves again and turn green. Flower is yellow and these are visited by birds, such as the Barika hell (Sugar thief) and the Blenchi (Hummingbird). Planted 'en masse' on slopes, this plant helps with erosion control. 
Full sun. Grows ± 60 cm high and makes 'youngsters' at the base. These can be torn off to be planted elsewhere.