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botanical name:
Aloe distans
Aloe distans © Deeproot Plant Base
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common name:  Jewelled Aloe, Yellow Toothed Aloe, Umbrella Aloe
synonyms:  Aloe perfoliata var. distans, Aloe mitriformis ssp. distans
family:  Asphodelaceae
characteristics: perennial, evergreen
height: 0.60m
width: 1.80m
growth rate: slow
growth habit: semi-prostrate
leaf colour: blue-green
flower colour: red
stem/bark: bronze
main season: All Year
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -3°C
USDA zone: 9 to 11
Low growing succulent with sprawling, creeping stems that turn up at the ends. The offsets are self-rooting, to make spreading clumps. Rosettes of blue-green, thick fleshy leaves, often flushed reddish purple, with short golden yellow spines along the edges. Erect stems carry short spikes of tubular pinkish coral-red to orange-yellow flowers.

Sharply drained, dryish griity soil in full sun. Needs warm contitions to thrive well but will tolerate periods just below freezing. Will grow in some shade in hot regions.

By separation of rooted offsets, very easy.
Also from seed.

Dry Meditereanean style gardens, sub-tropical gardens, conservatories, containers.

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