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Aloe aristata (5 seeds)


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Aloe aristata (price per 5 seeds) (Aloaceae) Lace Aloe. It is stemless. The spotted, softly toothed leaves form neat rosettes. The inflorescence is usually divided into branches, each with a raceme of 20 – 30 flowers. The dull red or pinkish flowers are tubular and occur in early summer. Ideally suited to growing in a rock garden or even in containers. Bees and Sugar birds will be attracted to the nectar rich flowers. This Aloe can also take a lot of shade.  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.  Locality : Clarens. Harvest: July 2021