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Aloe citrea SEEDS

Aloe citrea SEEDS

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Aloe citrea, also known as the Citron Aloe, is a lesser-known but visually appealing species in the diverse Aloe genus. This particular species is noted for its unique characteristics and is a part of the rich diversity of aloes native to Africa.

  1. Appearance: Aloe citrea forms a rosette of long, slender leaves typical of many aloe species. The leaves are fleshy and succulent, with a texture that can range from smooth to slightly rough, depending on the specimen.

  2. Color: The leaves are primarily a green to blue-green hue, often with a glossy appearance. The edges of the leaves may have small teeth or spines, which are a common feature in aloes.

  3. Size: This species can grow to a moderate size, with the rosettes spreading to several feet in diameter. The plant's size makes it suitable for both garden and container cultivation.

  4. Flowers: Aloe citrea is known for its attractive flowering spikes. The flowers are typically arranged in a raceme and can be a vibrant yellow or orange, creating a striking contrast against the green foliage. The blooming period usually occurs in the winter or early spring.

  5. Growth Habit: It typically grows as a solitary plant but may produce offsets at the base as it matures, allowing for propagation and expansion of the plant.

Cultivation

  • Light: Prefers full sun to partial shade. Adequate sunlight is essential for healthy growth and optimal flowering.
  • Soil: Thrives in well-drained soil, typical for succulents. It can tolerate a range of soil types, provided they have good drainage.
  • Watering: As a drought-resistant plant, Aloe citrea requires minimal watering. It is important to allow the soil to dry out between waterings and to reduce watering during the cooler months.
  • Climate: Best suited for warm, dry climates but can tolerate mild frost. Protection from severe cold is recommended.

Aloe citrea is an excellent choice for succulent enthusiasts looking to add diversity to their collection. Its striking flowers, along with the architectural form of its foliage, make it a great addition to rock gardens, succulent collections, and Mediterranean-style landscapes. With minimal maintenance requirements, it is suitable for a wide range of gardeners.

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Botanical family: Asphodelaceae

Botanical genus: Aloe

Botanical species: Aloe citrea

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