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Aloe thraskii
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Aloe thraskii

Family: Xanthorrhoeaceae   

Nom commun: Dune Aloe

Nom commun:
Strand Aloe, Strandaalwyn.

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

Identification:
Stems are robust and single that is usually 2 meters in height but can reach up to 4 meters in older specimens. Stems are covered with dry persistent leaves. Leaves are a dull-green colour, highly recurved with a u-shape. A keel may be present with small reddish-brown spikes, leaf margins are armed with numerous small reddish-brown teeth, upper leave surface is smooth. Inflorescence is complex and can be branched into 15 to 25 racemes. Up to 3 to 4 inflorescences are borne from each rosette. Racemes are relatively short. Flowers are quite small and yellow in colour, the flowers mouth tips are tinged green, stamens protrude from the flowers mouth and are orange in colour.

Informations générales:
Aloe thraskii grows well in cultivation and is suited for growth in coastal towns. Plant Aloe thraskii in an area where the soil is well-draing to help prevent fungal infections.

Distribution:

Originaire de, South Africa


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