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Aloe striatula var caesia (10 seeds)


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Aloe striatula var caesia (price per 10 seeds) The Hardy Aloe (aloe striatula var caesia): One of the hardiest of aloes, it will grow just about anywhere, and is even known commonly as “The Hardy Aloe”. It will tolerate much colder temperatures than most Aloes, including frost and even some light snow, but it prefers full sun and well-drained soil. Growing as a large shrub to 6′ tall, it naturally occurs on the summits of mountains along the south of the Karoo region of South Africa. With orange to yellow flowers, it is a popular plant in gardens around the world. The unique Caesia variety of this species – found only around Molteno in the Eastern Cape – has milky-green leaves and bright yellow flowers. 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: Ex Hort. Harvest: July 2020