Aloe microstigma

Family: Xanthorrhoeaceae   

Nom commun: Cape Speckled Aloe

zone de rusticité: 9a     Voir les cartes des zones de rusticité pour le Royaume-Uni et les États-Unis

Identification:
Plants are usually solitary but they occasionally form clumps. Stems are short but can be up to 500mm in length in older specimens. Leaves are 300mm long and 60mm wide at the base. Leaves are reddish-green in colour, during dry spells the leaves are a reddish colour. Leaf surfaces are marked with many small white speckles. Leaf surfaces are smooth, leaf margins are armed with sharp reddish-brown triangular teeth. Inflorescence is simple with one raceme, up to three inflorescences are borne from the rosette simultaneously. Recemes re bicoloured, the dull red buds turn yellow when the flowers open. Flowers are tubular in shape and slightly swollen in the middle.

Informations générales:
When grown in a sheltered area and kept out of cold winds Aloe microstigma does well in cultivation.

Distribution:

Originaire de, South Africa


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