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Aloe mitriformis

Mitre Aloe

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Plant Facts

Scientific Name Aloe mitriformis
Principal Common Name Mitre Aloe
Common Name(s) Kransaalwyn
Description Plants sprawl along the ground with ends ascending and leafy. Leaves short, broad, fleshy and bluish-green in color. Most leaves are without spots or lines but have prickly margins. Flower: Dull scarlet flowers crowd in dense heads, flowers are tubular and droop.
General Comments Aloe mitriformis derived it's name from the shape of it's rosette that resembles a mitre or a bishop's cap, especially so during times of drought.Aloe mitriformis is very variable and it is difficult to single out specific characteristics that distinguish it from other creeping aloes.
Nativity S. Africa
Height Range 6 - 10 IN
Spread Range 0 - 0
Flower Showy Y
Sunset Zones 8 : 9 : 12 : 13 : 14 : 15 : 16 : 17 : 18 : 19 : 20 : 21 : 22 : 23 : 24
USDA Zones 9a : 9b : 10a : 10b : 11
Leaf Color Blue-green : Bronze-Green
Leaf Texture Fleshy : Stiff : Thick : Toothed
Form Subshrub : Succulent
Flower Color Red
Flower Time Summer
Ease of Growing Easy
Light Preferences Sun (minimum 8 hours direct sun)
Soil Preferences Well-drained
Watering Preferences Drought Tolerant : Medium : Seasonal - summer water : Sparse
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