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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
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
Sunbirds are attracted by the nectar produced by the flowers.
Suitable to be grown as a house plant in colder climates.