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ALOE globuligemma - Witch Doctor's Aloe | Image by Raffi Kojian CC Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 (resized)

ALOE globuligemma

Witch Doctor's Aloe

SKU: N 543
Stock: In Stock

Family: Asphodelaceae
Characteristics: Flowering succulent to 50 cm

Seed per packet: Approx. 10
Sold by seed count.

$6.50 AUD Excl. GST

The Witch Doctor's Aloe is normally without a stem but occasionally may have a creeping tendency. Its leaves are blue-green, with white edges and arranged in basal rosettes. The leaves are equipped with multiple but harmless, white prickles.

The flower stalk occurs from July to August and consists of horizontal branches that bear upturned flowers. The flower buds start as red but become dull pinkish-white as they mature.

The Witch Doctor's Aloe is used in traditional African medicine. A leaf infusion is taken traditionally for stomach aches, venereal diseases, and as an abortifacient. 

Aloe globuligemma is found in Botswana, Zimbabwe and the South African provinces of Limpopo and Mpumalanga. 

Please note:  Although it is used in traditional African medicine, the sap is poisonous.

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The secret to growing aloe is to create a free-draining mix that will not become waterlogged. Aloe seeds can be easily propagated in sandy and well-drained potting soil during spring or summer.

Once you've sown the seeds, cover them with a thin layer of sand (1-2mm) and keep the soil moist but not too wet.

It's best to keep the seeds in a warm and shady area.

When the seedlings are sufficiently grown to handle, they can be planted out.
It usually takes about three weeks for the seeds to germinate when the soil temperature is around 23°C.

*Please note:

  • Please do not be too hasty to discard seeds that do not germinate; seeds will often lay dormant until the conditions are similar to their natural germination requirements.
  • As with all seeds, they must have adequate water to keep them moist but not too wet.
  • These growth notes are provided as guidance only and do not guarantee successful germination.

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