Aloe descoingsii × haworthioides
Aloe 'Pepe' is a dwarf succulent that produces rosettes of fleshy triangular dark green leaves tipped with soft silvery bristles, giving it a kind of speckled look. The rosettes grow up to 2 inches (5 cm) in diameter, producing numerous offsets of similar size. Flowers are orange-red and appear on up to 1 foot (30 cm) long stalk.
USDA hardiness zone 10a to 11b: from 30 °F (−1.1 °C) to 50 °F (+10 °C).
How to Grow and Care
Aloe is a very forgiving plant, and a well-grown Aloe can be quite beautiful. However, as with all succulents, Aloe must never be allowed to sit in stagnant water, and the plant should be carefully monitored to watch for signs of overwatering. Water generously in the summer and nearly cease watering in the winter. Do not let water stand in the rosettes. Prefers warmer temperatures of 70 to 80 ºF (21 to 27º C) but will survive down to 40 ºF (4.5 ºC).
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.
See more at How to Grow and Care for Aloe.
It was developed by John Bleck, crossing two species native to Madagascar, Aloe descoingsii and Aloe haworthioides.
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