5 years to reach maturity
This plant has no fragrance
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Cooper's Aloe Overview
This species of Aloe grows well in most parts of South Africa and is most commonly used as an attractive garden plant. The beautiful tubular flowers vary in colour from salmon pink to apricot to greenish-cream. The nectar from these flowers will attract many birds and butterflies to the home garden. Due to its low water requirement, it is also considered a water-wise garden plant. ZA Distribution: KwaZulu-Natal, Mpumalanga.
Common problems with Cooper's Aloe
Generally pest and disease free.
How to harvest Cooper's Aloe
Seeds should be allowed to dry for at least 3 months after flowering before they are harvested.
How to propagate Cooper's Aloe
Sow seeds in a mixture of sifted potting soil and river sand (1:1). Treat seeds with fungicides to prevent damping-off disease. Replant seedlings in small pots with sandy soil mixture.
Special features of Cooper's Aloe
Sunbirds are attracted by the nectar that is produced by the flowers.
Plant in well-drained pots with sandy soil.