Aloe petrophila

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Aloe petrophila

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One of many spotted South African species, but this one is a bit different enough that it stands out. Plants in general are solitary and stemless, and on the small side for a spotted 'green' aloe. Plants are rarely green unless grown in full shade- otherwise leaf color is more reddish and only somewhat, if at all, spotted (more often striped or barely spotted). Flowers are on branched inflorescences and are capitate and very closely resemble those of Aloe immaculata, being ornamentally striped pinkish and white. Flowers in mid winter. Very easy aloe to grow, but a tad apt to rot if watered from above in either very hot or very cold weather.
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Re: Aloe petrophila

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