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Fynbos Aloe Overview
An attractive aloe that is indigenous to the Western Cape of South Africa. It thrives in gardens that feature fynbos and strandveld plants. The plants form clusters that can grow up to 1.5 m tall. Striking dark orange-red flowers appear mid-winter and are pollinated by sunbirds. It suits well in shallow, rocky soils.
Common problems with Fynbos Aloe
This species of aloe is susceptible to aloe snout-weevil. The larvae caterpillars of these beetles destroy the crowns of aloes. If discovered in time, they can be removed manually and the crown cleaned out, destroying the caterpillars. The weevils can be killed by hand.
Fynbos Aloe Companion Plants
Lampranthus emarginatus, Crassula rupestris, Crassula coccinea
How to harvest Fynbos Aloe
Harvest small black seeds approximately 3 months after flowering.
How to propagate Fynbos Aloe
Sow seeds fresh during spring/summer in planting trays with sandy soil. Cover with 1-2 mm of sand and keep moist. Germination should take place within 3 weeks. Plant out young seedlings after a year.
This can be done at any time of the year. Break off offshoots with a sharp knife or pruning shears. Wounds should be dusted with sulphur to prevent fungal contamination.
This can be done at any time of the year. Make cuttings with a sharp knife or pruning shears. Wounds should be dusted with sulphur to prevent fungal contamination.
Special features of Fynbos Aloe
Can survive for extended periods without being watered.