1 package of 10 seedsA small, clustering, dry deciduous Aloe from grasslands in Mozambique and eastern South Africa with light green leaves.
It has attractive, unbranched flower spikes with flowers that can vary from whitish to pink.
Easily grown in temperate and dry tropical climates.
Germination: Combine 2 parts sand, 1 part perlite and 1 part sterile compost in a bucket. Stir the components while adding water. Add water and stir until the mixture feels moderately moist and takes on a uniform appearance. Pack the sand mixture into a 2-inch-deep nursery flat. Fill it to within 1/4 inch of the top. Press the surface to make it even and squeeze out any trapped air. Lay out the aloe seeds 1 inch apart on the surface of the sand mixture. Cover the seeds with a very thin layer of sand. Place the nursery flat on a large table or workbench where it will receive eight to 10 hours of sunlight daily. Shine a fluorescent lamp onto the nursery flat for eight to 10 hours daily if sufficient natural light is unavailable. Warm the bottom of the nursery tray with a heat mat set to 70 F. Keep the heat mat turned on at all times while the seeds germinate. Drape a sheet of plastic wrap over the nursery tray to help hold in the warmth. Remove the plastic wrap for a few hours to dispel trapped moisture whenever excess condensation forms inside. Mist the aloe seeds whenever the sand mixture dries out in the top 1/2 inch. Avoid letting the sand dry out completely for longer than six to eight hours, but do not saturate it either. Look for sprouts in two to four weeks.