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Aloe reitzii

Reitz Aloe

Aloe, Reitz' Aloe
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Plant Facts

Scientific Name Aloe reitzii
Principal Common Name Reitz Aloe
Common Name(s) Aloe, Reitz' Aloe
Description Solitary rosettes develop on short inconspicuous stems, rarely will the plant divide into multiple heads. Leaves are long and broad being up to 120mm wide at the base. Leaf surfaces are smooth except for a line of thorns that appear near the tip of the lower leaf surface. Leaf margins are armed with sharp reddish-brown teeth that are 3mm long. Curved flowers are long, narrow and tubular in shape, up to 50mm in length, dark red but gradually turning yellow in color. Flowers point downwards and look as if they are pressed against the raceme.
General Comments
Nativity Northeastern South Africa
Height Range 0 - 0
Spread Range 0 - 0
Flower Showy Y
Sunset Zones
USDA Zones 10a : 10b : 11
Leaf Color Blue-green : Gray-Green : Reddish-brown teeth along margin
Leaf Texture Fleshy : Stiff : Sword-like : Thick : Toothed
Form Succulent
Flower Color Red turning yellow
Flower Time Summer
Ease of Growing Average
Light Preferences Sun (minimum 8 hours direct sun) : Light Shade
Soil Preferences Well-drained
Watering Preferences Drought Tolerant : Seasonal - summer water : Sparse
Outstanding Features Color : Container Plant : Dried Flower : Flower : Form

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