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Dune Aloe or Palm Aloe
Product Code: N 593
This stately Aloe is one of the tallest growing aloe’s that forms a large dense rosette on a single stem up typically up 2-3 metres tall on maturity.
The rosette leaves can grow to 150cm long and 20cm wide. Flowering occurs from mid-winter in a magnificent display of flower spike up to 75cm tall with each individual racemes around 25cm tall densely packed with yellow-orange flowers.
Makes an excellent speciman plant.
Occurs naturally in dune vegetation along the coast of KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Cape of South Africa
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 situations they require no to minimal additional water once established other than natural rainfall. Potted plants will need supplementary water when required during prolonged dry spells.
Adaptable to most soils providing it is well-draining.
Although seed can be sown most of the year in many areas 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
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.
We now stock a range of Propagation Accessories including the popular Aquamiser Propagation Kits, Pots, Native and Forestry Tubes, Trays, Labels and more.
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