Crocodile Plant

Crocodile Plant


Aloe brevifolia (Short-leaved Aloe)

Aloe brevifolia (Short-leaved Aloe) is a succulent with rosettes of gray leaves that build up on each other to form a clump up to 1 foot…

Because this plant is native to the tropics, it does not handle cold weather well. It can be grown outside in zones 10 or 11, but any area colder than that could kill it.

Thankfully, this beautiful fern makes a great houseplant. Just be sure to keep it away from drafts, air conditioners, or heating vents.

Crocodile ferns also love humidity. There are a few things you can do to give your fern the humidity levels it likes.

First, you could set your pot on a tray of pebbles with a small amount of water in it. The evaporating water will keep your fern moist. Just be sure that the pot is not sitting in the water.

Another option would be to mist your fern daily. Or, you can even take your fern into the bathroom while you shower. The heat and the humidity will be like a spa day for your crocodile fern. This makes bathrooms or kitchens great places to keep your crocodile fern.

Aloe Brevifolia - "Crocodile Plant"

Aloe Brevifolia - "Crocodile Plant" in a plastic 1 TRADE Gallon container. Keep all together or separate and have many smaller pieces to replant. Awesome coloring and texture, one of our Favorite aloe succulents !

For EXACT Brevifolias and other Aloes, please see Judes Aloes and Agaves in other products!!

***Some tips may already be naturally dried, broken etc, this is natural for a succulent with so many fragile tips, but we always do our very best to send the nicest plants available. Brown tips will be minimal but this is just a heads up for anyone expecting absolute perfection in a living succulent with dozens of tips.

***We always try and ship the largest aloes, put sizes can vary based on the time of the year. It doesn't take long though for containers to burst the sides with pups!

***All succulents can range in colors, many factors play into a succulents color at any given time of the year, such as length of day, direct sun, heat, watering, soil, fertilizer etc. "Stressing" a succulent which means lots of sun and minimal water can also effect the coloring of a succulent at any given time. Sometimes these guys can be greener than pics, sometimes more Golden on older outer leaves! COLORS CAN BE ALL GREEN, COLORS CAN VARY, especially later in the winter.***

Crocodile Fern Other Names

Height and Spread

  • The mature fern can get from 2 to 5 feet tall with the same spread. However, the indoor ones remain short and rarely grow above 4 feet.


  • A mature frond can get about 5 to 10 inches in length. These leaves look like growing out from the soil. Howbeit, in reality, an underground rhizome supports them while performing the functions of a rooting system.


Good news! Croc Ferns are usually safe for humans, cats and dogs. However, it is never healthy for animals and kids to ingest domestic plants. So, we always suggest keeping an eye and don’t let kids and pets mingle with them.

Growth Rate

Experts consider these alligators amongst the fast growers.

Aloe Brevifolia: Growing the Chunky Crocodile

Love aloe plants? Limited on space? Well, you’ve come to the right place. In this article, we’ll discuss everything you need to know about Aloe brevifolia, the dwarf aloe.

Small and sweet, Aloe brevifolia is less than a foot tall. It has the thick, triangular leaves of an aloe plant, but grows in a succulent-like rosette. In color, it’s glaucous green, blue, and gray. Short-leaved aloe is ideal for small but showy spaces in containers or gardens.

Are you ready to try this unique Aloe? Here’s everything you need to succeed.

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Facts about Crocodyllus Fern

What is a crocodile fern? Crocodile fern plant is a tropical fern suitable for growing outdoors only in the temperate climates of USDA plant hardiness zones 10 and 11 (and sometimes 9, with protection). Grow crocodile fern indoors if your climate has even a possibility of winter frost chilly temps will kill the plant in a hurry.

At maturity, crocodile fern reaches heights of 2 to 5 feet (.6 to 1.5 m.) with a similar width. Although the broad green leaves appear to arise directly from the soil, the fronds actually grow from rhizomes that grow just under the surface.

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