A large, very impressive Aloe native to coastal scrub in KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa that forms a robust, unbranched trunk to 4 m tall that holds a big crown of keeled, strongly recurved, dull green leaves and compact inflorescences with orange yellow flowers. Fairly fast and easily grown in warm temperate and tropical climates in USDA Zones 9 to 11.
No pre-treatment of the seeds is required.
The sowing takes place in plastic pots. Commercially available mineral-based cat litter, perlite or pumice gravel is used as the substrate. Distribute the seeds evenly on the substrate. Cover larger seeds thinly with substrate, fine seeds can remain on the surface.
Then place the plastic pot in a zip lock bag - with a pot size of 6 cm, a zip lock bag measuring 120 x 170 mm is recommended. Put enough tap water with a few drops of universal fertilizer in the zip lock bag so that a few mm of water remain after the substrate has been soaked up.
Location: on the windowsill or in a mini greenhouse in partial shade, during the day temperatures should be around 23 - 28 C, at night a little lower at 20 - 22 C. The resulting microclimate creates ideal germination conditions.
Price is for 10 seeds
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