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Mitre Aloe in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Aloe Perfoliata

 

Mitre Aloe

Aloe perfoliata is a hardy clustering succulent forming groups of rosettes in small colonies. In its natural habitat, the plants have prostrate, branching stems up to 6.6 feet (2 m) long. Instead of making upright stems, they tend to follow a sprawling habit with prostrate stems reaching up to 6.6 feet (2 m) long. While most of the plant lies along the ground, the terminal leaf-bearing head is often erect, facing upwards to the sun. The leaf margins are armed with harmless, little white teeth. The leaves are thick and fleshy and have a bluish green colour. The red flowers appear on stalks, which vary from being rounded to being cone-shaped.

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plant Features
  • Mitre Aloe likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Mitre Aloe likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Mitre Aloe is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Mitre Aloe likes free draining

    Free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Mitre Aloe

Latin name

Aloe Perfoliata

type

Succulent

family

Asphodelaceae

ph

7.0 - 8.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Mitre Aloe likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Mitre Aloe is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Soil

    Mitre Aloe likes free draining

    Free draining

  • Water

    Mitre Aloe likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
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    When the plant will bloom

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Mitre Aloe is 1.00meters x 2.00meters 1.00 M 2.00 M

Aloe Perfoliata

Aloe perfoliata is a hardy clustering succulent forming groups of rosettes in small colonies. In its natural habitat, the plants have prostrate, branching stems up to 6.6 feet (2 m) long. Instead of making upright stems, they tend to follow a sprawling habit with prostrate stems reaching up to 6.6 feet (2 m) long. While most of the plant lies along the ground, the terminal leaf-bearing head is often erect, facing upwards to the sun. The leaf margins are armed with harmless, little white teeth. The leaves are thick and fleshy and have a bluish green colour. The red flowers appear on stalks, which vary from being rounded to being cone-shaped.


Planting

From Early Spring TO Late Winter

Plant in good cactus compost, or a loamy compost with added sand, for drainage.

 

Propagating

From Early Spring TO Late Winter

Carefully remove side-shoots when they are large enough to handle, cutting them away from the parent plant. Make sure they have some root, and re-pot.

 

Flowering

From Late Spring TO Early Spring

Downward hanging flowers grow on spikes, and can be white, yellow, orange or red. They usually appear in Summer, but can be seen irregularly through the year.

 
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