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ALOE chabaudii

Dwala Aloe or Grey Aloe

Stock: Available

Product Code: N 621

$7.50

Family: Asphodelaceae

Subfamily: Asphodeloideae

Characteristics: Single stemmed flowering succulent 2-3 m

Seeds per packet: Approx 10

A clump-forming aloe with attractive pink to coral red flowers held above the rosettes that occur are mid to late winter on tall flower spikes. One of the more striking coloured flowers of the Aloes.

With space plants can form spreading colonies of turquoise green leaves with a pink-red tip in rosettes,

Hardy and easy to grow Aloe’s require little attention other than a bit of a tidy up now and then.
Extremely drought tolerant in most situation they require no to minimal additional water other than natural rainfall.

Originates from Northeastern South Africa to Zambia and Malawi.

Adaptable to most soils providing it is well-draining.

Growing notes:

Although seed can be sown most of the year in many part of Australia seed is generally best sown in spring or autumn, avoid the coldest and hottest months of the year. The optimum germination temperature for germination is around 18-24°C

  1. Sow seed on a porous seed raising mix and cover with a a sandy mix to a depth of 1-2mm
  2. Place in a warm shaded or semi shaded position to avoid dying out.
  3. The growing medium should be well draining but should remain damp between watering. Keep moist but not too wet as the seed may rot. Do not let the growing mix completely dry out. 
  4. Germination should occur in 14-28 days depending on the temperature and conditions.

General note: Seeds of many plants are dormant and require specific conditions or pre-treatment for germination.
Do not be too hasty to discard seed that does not germinate, seeds will often lay dormant until the conditions are similar to their natural requirements for germination to occur. Containers put to one side will often surprise long after they were discarded.

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