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Fence Aloe

Aloe tenuior

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Also known as

Green-Sheathed Narrow-Leaved Aloe

Full Sun
Easy care
Light watering
Half-hardy

H3

RHS hardiness

-5°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

2m

Max

2m

400m

Min

1m

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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Fence Aloe Overview

Used for landscaping, this plant forms large clumps that are covered in red or yellow flowers. The Fence aloe flowers throughout the year, with the most flowers visible from early to late winter. Bees are very attracted to them for their pollen and nectar. It is easily propagated from stem cuttings and performs well with regular wetting. Widely used as a traditional medicine for treating purgatory ailments and tapeworms.

Common problems with Fence Aloe

May sometimes be attacked by white scale and aloe snout beetle.

    How to harvest Fence Aloe

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

    How to propagate Fence Aloe

    Cuttings

    Take stem cuttings and allow to dry for a couple of days. Plant directly into site where required.

    Seed

    Sow seed duirng the sping or summer in a sandy of gavel soil. Germination is within 3 weeks. Keep moist and plant out once large engough to handle

    Special features of Fence Aloe

    Attracts useful insects

    Bees and butterflies are attracted by the nectar produced by the flowers.

    Other uses of Fence Aloe

    Medicinal

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