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Aloe cryptopoda

 
Aloe cryptopoda
Succulent seedlings are so cute!

Synonym(s) Aloe wickensii
Family asphodelaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z9-10)
Flowers red-orange
Size 5'
Light sun
Cultural notes well-drained soil
From seed Germinate at room temperature with exposure to light. Maintain seedlings in their pots/trays until large enough to be handled (as long as a year).
detailed seed-starting info below

Attractive succulent species from southern Africa, where it is common in savannah areas with summer rainfall, preferring rocky slopes. Its narrow fleshy leaves grow in a basket shape, curving upward to a height up to 30". Flowering stems rise higher, up to 5 ft, with dense racemes of orange-red tubular flowers. Long-lived where happy, and suitable for container culture.

We're just trying this plant for the first time this year; it hasn't found a permanent place in our gardens yet. (click here for a full list)

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from NARGS '18/'19 exchange. Baggy 70F with light (44%G, 10-16d)


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