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Tidmarshii Aloe

Aloe ciliaris var. tidmarshii

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Full Sun
Easy care
Light watering
Half-hardy

H3

RHS hardiness

-5°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

60cm

Max

60cm

30cm

Min

12cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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Tidmarshii Aloe Overview

This aloe is related to the climbing aloe (Aloe ciliaris). In gardens, it is best planted as a shrublet in full sun. It is considered to be one of the most vigorous climbing aloes. It is very drought tolerant, but can also be planted in high rainfall regions. The bright red flowers will attract sunbirds as they are pollinated by them.

Common problems with Tidmarshii Aloe

Generally pest and disease free

    How to harvest Tidmarshii Aloe

    Fruit should be fully mature after flowering before they are harvested. Seed heads should be bagged to capture ripening seed.

    How to propagate Tidmarshii Aloe

    Seed

    Sowing time Spring/Summer; Sowing depth is shallow 1-2mm; Germination time - Three weeks. Plant out when plants are large enough to handle.

    Cuttings

    Branch cuttings can simply be planted in a potting container or directly into the garden.

    Special features of Tidmarshii Aloe

    Attracts birds

    Sunbirds are attracted by the nectar produced by the flowers.

    Attractive flowers

    Drought resistant

    Fleshy roots hold water during dry times.