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Fence Aloe

Aloe tenuior

Also known as

Yellow Rocket Aloe, Slender Aloe, Vuurpylaalwyn, Heiningaalwyn (Afr.)

Full Sun
Easy care
Light watering
Half-hardy

10a

USDA zone

-1°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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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

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

    Harvesting

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

    Propagation

    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

    Attracts useful insects

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

    Uses

    Medicinal

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