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Uitenhage Aloe

Aloe africana

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Also known as

African Aloe

Full Sun
Easy care
Light watering
Tender

H4-H1c

RHS hardiness

-10°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

3m

Max

2m

Min

1m

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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Uitenhage Aloe Overview

A handsome solitary ascending plant with an apical rosette of leaves. Beautiful tubular flowers are borne on an erect flower cluster and are rich in nectar that attracts a variety of bird species. The plant is propagated with ease by sowing seeds during the warm spring and summer months. It suits well in coastal gardens as well as pots with well drained, sandy soils.

Common problems with Uitenhage Aloe

Generally disease free, but may sometimes be attacked by aloe snout weevel.

    Uitenhage Aloe Companion Plants

    Aloe ferox, Aloe pluridens, Crassula ovata, Portulacaria afra.

    How to harvest Uitenhage Aloe

    Seeds should be allowed to dry for at least 3 months after flowering before they are harvested.

    How to propagate Uitenhage Aloe

    Seed

    Sow seeds in spring or summer in sandy, well-drained soil. Keep in a shady area. Keep moist. Germination should take place within 3 weeks. Plant out when large enough to handle.

    Special features of Uitenhage Aloe

    Attracts birds

    Sunbirds are attracted by the nectar produced by the flowers.

    Indoor plant

    Suitable to be grown as a house plant in colder climates.

    Drought resistant

    Attracts bees