Aloe zebrina is a small, variable, compact succulent. Succulents are plants that are able to store water in their stems, leaves or roots, and so enabling the plant to survive in arid conditions and in times of drought or water deficiency.The succulent leaves of Aloe zebrina are densely clustered into a rosette and have a slightly channelled upper surface. The leaves vary greatly in colour but they are usually green and marked with large oblong whitish spots; the margins are armed with stout, brown-tipped teeth and the leaf tips are dark red to brown.
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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