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£3.99  Aloe arborescens - 9cm pot (cuttings)    

Aloe arborescens - 9cm pot (cuttings)
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Plant Details

Soil Type: Poor/dry, Sharply-drained
Soil PH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Scented?: No-scent
Seasonal Interest: Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter, Multi-seasonal
Evergreen?: Yes
Hardiness  Half hardy - will take light frost. Protect from cold and wet, mulch/wrap/fleece in position or move to cool greenhouse.
(stag-horn cactus)
Family Asphodelaceae
Originating from Southern Africa

Long, tapering, recurved, fleshy, grey/green, conspicuously toothed leaves up to 60cm arranged in rosettes. Long flowering stems arise from these rosettes during summer/autumn bearing pokers of coral red, tubular flowers that are attractive to bees.
Although commonly called the 'stag-horn cactus', Aloe arborescens is a succulent herbaceous perennial. The common name refers to its multi-branching habit. Like Aloe barbadensis (Aloe vera), it has healing properties and is used by indigenous people as a treatment for burns and abrasions.
Grow in gritty, well-drained compost in sun/part shade.
Will survive to possibly -5 degrees centigrade if dry although outdoor cultivation is not recommended in the UK.

Eventual mature plant size :
Height 1.2m

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