A small Aloe with pale, finely striped leaves mottled with whitish spots and short, branched inflorescences with bright red flowers with a bulbous base. It is found only on the Soutpansberg Range in South Africas Limpopo Province, where it grows in grass and bushland between 1400 and 1700 m.
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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