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Aloe perfoliata f. variegata (Variegated Mitre Aloe)

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Scientific Name

Aloe perfoliata f. variegata

Common Names

Variegated Mitre Aloe

Synonyms

Aloe mitriformis f. variegata

Scientific Classification

Family: Xanthorrhoeaceae
Subfamily: Asphodeloideae
Genus: Aloe

Description

Aloe perfoliata f. variegata (Variegated Mitre Aloe) is a hardy clustering succulent forming groups of rosettes in small colonies. Leaves short, broad, fleshy and bluish-green in color, stripped in creamy yellow. The leaves, are arranged in rosettes up to 12 inches tall and up to 7 inches (18 cm) across. The leaf margins are armed with harmless, little white teeth. The orange-red flowers appear on stalks, which vary from being rounded to being cone-shaped. Flowers in the summer months.

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 Aloe is never allowed to sit in stagnant water, and the plant should be carefully monitored to watch for signs of overwatering. Aloe 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.

Origin

Native to the Western Cape and some adjacent areas in the Northern and Eastern Cape of South Africa.

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