Aloe pratensis. (Aloaceae). Plants normally reach a height of 20cm and tend to branch at the base and form small groups. The leaves are arranged in regular densley rosettes. Leaves are grey in colour with brown spines arising from a white base. The inflorescens is unbranched with pinkish-red flowers. Flowering time is in spring. Date of harvest : October 2011. Locality : Lesotho Sowing : Seeds germinate very well but may damp off if overwatered. 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.