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Aloe vryheidensis (100 seeds)


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Aloe vryheidensis. Aloaceae. It is a large aloe that can reach a height of up to 2m. It is stemless with the old leaves arranged in a compact rosette, erect to spreading about 650x130mm large with 25mm thick blue-green leaves that turns a reddish colour in dry periods, the margins have sharp straight red-brown teeth. The dense, erect inflorescence are 300-400x70mm large  with 2-5 dark brown stems with stalkless flowers about 20mm long and a pinkish red colour with dark brown nectar borne in July. 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: Vryheid. Harvest: October 2020