The stem emerges from a rosette of fleshy leaves that are 8 or more inches long and 2-inches wide. On ours the leaves have red flecks.
|Flower Rattlesnake Master|
Several yellow-green flowers bloom on the top of the stalk and they are followed by fruit/seed capsules.
|False Aloe flower stalk height|
|Manfreda native range|
No insect or disease problems.
EasyLiving Wildflowers has the seeds but I bought ours as plants. Bustani Plant Farm in central OK has them available.
Illinois Wildflowers say they are mostly pollinated by Sphinx moths and Noctuid moths that suck nectar from the flowers.
Very cool, unique plant for dry places in the garden~