Many species of Aloe are popular house plants and said to have been cultivated since 1700. Patridge Breast is native to South Africa. The fleshy, crowded in overlapping fashion on a very short and usually arranged in three rows, are striking. The white patches on the leaves form irregular horizontal bands. The inflorescence may reach a height of 30 cm (12 inch) and is composed of pendent, vermilion with green veins.
It does well in a light and warm, but well-ventilated place. It is more suitable as an indoor, rather than a, plant. Take care when to avoid getting water between the leaves, as they may then rot. It makes a great many offsets so that it multiplies at a rapid rate. Even though it often , it rarely produces . The quickest method of is by detaching new plants from the old clump.