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Fynbos Aloe

Aloe succotrina

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Also known as

Bombay Aloe, Socotrine Aloes, Turkey Aloe, Zanzibar Aloe, Mocha Aloe, Mountain Aloe

Full Sun
Easy care
Light watering
Half-hardy

H3

RHS hardiness

-5°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

2m

Max

4m

1m

Min

2m

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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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

    Seed

    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.

    Division

    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.

    Cuttings

    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

    Drought resistant

    Can survive for extended periods without being watered.

    Attracts birds

    Pot plant

    Other uses of Fynbos Aloe

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