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Products > Aloe pictifolia
 
Aloe pictifolia - Speckled Aloe

This listing for information only - We no longer grow this plant  

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Aloeaceae (Aloes)
Origin: South Africa (Africa)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Red
Bloomtime: Winter
Height: <1 foot
Width: <1 foot
Exposure: Full Sun
Summer Dry: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 30-32 F
Aloe pictifolia (Speckled Aloe) - Native to the Eastern Cape Providence of South Africa. It slowly forms small groups of leaf rosettes (up to 10 inches wide) from a short, creeping stem. Leaves are reddish-green to pinkish and are long and very narrow. Both sides of the leaves are covered with small white spots. Small reddish-brown teeth are present along the margins. Flowers are a dull red, turning yellow when open. It is easy to grow, requiring very little care. Plant in well-drained, rich soil in ample sun. The plants will benefit from a regular mulch of compost. This aloe can withstand long periods of drought, but it will thrive and flower more profusely if watered in the correct season. Winter grower. Well suited to a rock garden, on a sloping bank or even in containers. Tolerant of frost and cold hardy to 30-32 F.  This description is based on our research and observations of this plant as it grows in our nursery and our own landscape plantings and in other gardens that we visit. We also incorporate comments we receive from others and appreciate receiving feedback of any kind from those who have additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Aloe pictifolia
 
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