Aloe cryptopoda group planting

Aloe cryptopoda wickensii

Geelaalwyn (english)

Taxonomy:

Family ASPHODELACEAE
Genus Aloe
Specie cryptopoda
Sub Specie wickensii
SA Plant Number
Basionym Aloe cryptopoda wickensii

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Description:

Aloe cryptopoda wickensii is a hardy Aloe that has a single, large stemless, densely packed rosette of grey-green succulent leaves.

The flowers are variable and may be red, yellow or bi-coloured, with yellow and red flowers. Depending on conditions, flowering time can vary between May and July.

This popular, easy garden plant provides a spectacular display when in full flower. An added attraction is the many Sunbirds that visit to feed on the nectar.

It also attracts insects to the garden.

Plant in well-drained soil, in full sun (or sun most of the day long).

Makes an attractive form plant and also looks good planted in containers.

Attracts insects to the garden.

Size 50 to 75cm

Wildlife:

Nectar plant:

Many Sunbirds that visit to feed on the nectar.it also attracts insects to the garden.

Uses:

Container plants:

It  looks good planted in containers.

Form plant:
Makes an attractive form plant

Distribution:

Limpopo, Mpumalanga
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