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Aloe rauhii 'Demi'

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Scientific Name

Aloe rauhii 'Demi'

Scientific Classification

Family: Asphodelaceae
Subfamily: Asphodeloideae
Tribe: Aloeae
Genus: Aloe

Description

Aloe rauhii 'Demi' is an attractive succulent perennial, up to 5.6 inches (14 cm) tall, with leaves arranged in a compact rosette. Leaves are thick, ovate to near deltoid in shape, up to 5.2 inches (13 cm) long and up to 2 inches (5 cm) wide. They are dark green and densely covered with narrow, elongated papillae that are tightly arranged in distinct longitudinal rows that cover the entirety of both leaf surfaces.

Hardiness

USDA hardiness zones 10a to 11b: from 30 °F (−1.1 °C) to 50 °F (+10 °C).

Photo by Chris Chatfield

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

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

Aloe plants need strong, bright light. They can withstand full summer sun, once acclimated. In the winter, provide bright light. It prefers warmer temperatures of 70 to 80 °F (21 to 27 °C) but will survive down to 40 °F (4.5 °C). Feed with a succulent fertilizer in the summer only. Suspend feeding in the winter as the plant goes dormant.

Learn more at How to Grow and Care for Aloe.

Origin

Aloe rauhii 'Demi' is a cultivar of Aloe rauhii.

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