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Aloe marlothii

R30.00

21 in stock

Aloe marlothii (100 seeds)

Common names: Mountain Aloe, Bergaalwyn

Very hardy, large, upright, single-stemmed Aloe with a head of large, fleshy, very thorny leaves. Horizontally branched spikes of tubular orange or red flowers are borne from May to Aug. Excellent accent plant. It will attract many species of birds and butterflies to the garden. Plant in well-drained soil. This is the typical highveld aloe seen on rocky ridges. Used medicinally. Size 2 to 5m. S.A. No. 29.5.

Sowing instructions: 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: Zululand. Harvest: January 2024

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