Aloe perfoliata (Asphodelaceae). mitre aloe ( Eng. ); krans aalwyn (Afr.) The plants have long and creeping stems that often have secondary side shoots along their lengths. The thick and fleshy bluish green leaves are arranged in rosettes. The leaf margins are armed with harmless, small white teeth. The flowers are dull to bright red and appear in dense arrangements on the branched stalks in late summer. Sowing : Seeds germinate very well but may damp off if over-watered. Use a mixture of river sand, compost and soil to sow seeds in. Sprinkle the seeds evenly on the surface and cover with a layer of small pebbles. The pebbles help the seedlings to stay upright and prevent damping off. Keep seed tray in a dry warm corner and do not allow to dry out. Transplant the seedlings after one year. Locality : Klaarstroom. Date of harvest : April 2015.