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Aloe plicatilis

For sale by Desert to Jungle

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Tree like aloe which may grow up to 2m. Has spikes of scarlet flowers during summer. Has silvery blue leaves. May take a couple of degrees of frost if kept dry.

Pot SizeTotal Price
5 litres
£25.00

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Plant Finder: about Aloe plicatilis

Common names

Fan Aloe

Description

Aloe plicatilis (Fan Aloe). This species of aloe is a branched woody variety growing up to 5m tall and wide. It has clusters of spineless, green-grey, strap-like leaves arranged like a fan. The flowers are produced in upright spikes of red-orange, tubular blooms.

Cultivation

When grown under glass grow in a loam-based compost in full light. When grown outdoors grow in a fertile well-drained soil with full sun. Does not tolerate frost.

Interest and use

Ornamental. Used in traditional medicine to stimulate the immune system and to treat diabetes.

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Aloe plicatilis | Taunton, Somerset, TA3 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2017
  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Sandy
  • Soil pH5.5 to 6.5
  • WaterDry

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