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Aloe ‘Lizard Lips’

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Scientific Name

Aloe ‘Lizard Lips’

Scientific Classification

Family: Xanthorrhoeaceae
Subfamily: Asphodeloideae
Genus: Aloe

Description

Aloe ‘Lizard Lips’ is a dwarf succulent, up to 6 inches (6 cm) tall. It forms very attractive rosettes of tapered dark green leaves with mosaic patterns of lighter green. Margins of the leaves are cream and are lined with tiny white “teeth”. Orange tubular flowers on tall spikes blooms throughout the year.

Aloe 'Lizard Lips'

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How to Grow and Care

Aloe is a very forgiving plant, and a well-grown plant can be quite beautiful. As with all succulents, it’s essential that it is never allowed to sit in stagnant water, and the plant should be carefully monitored to watch for signs of overwatering.

Aloes are not particularly fast-growing and will only rarely need repotting. Repot plants in the spring that are tipping over their pots or have ceased growing. Use a fast-draining potting mix with one-third sand or pebbles. During repotting of a larger plant, it is possible to carefully divide the root ball. Some kinds of Aloe will send off off-sets that can be potted independently.

Aloe prefers warmer temperatures of 70ºF/21ºC to 80ºF/27ºC, but will survive down to 40ºF/4.5ºC. Feed with a cactus fertilizer in the summer only. Suspend feeding in the winter as the plant goes dormant… – See more at: How to Grow and Care for Aloe.

Origin

It is a hybrid between Aloe descoingsii and Aloe calcairophila and the result crossed with Aloe bellatula, created by John Bleck.

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