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Aloe petricola clone from South of Krokodilpoort (ex Specks) 8-20cm

Aloe petricola clone from South of Krokodilpoort (ex Specks) 8-20cm

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Product Description

Aloe petricola, commonly known as the Stone Aloe, is a striking succulent plant native to the rocky hillsides and cliffs of South Africa. This unique aloe species is cherished for its eye-catching appearance and resilience in challenging growing conditions. Here's a brief description and some cultivation tips for Aloe petricola:

Aloe petricola is a medium-sized succulent that forms rosettes of fleshy, triangular leaves with distinctive toothed margins. These leaves are typically green to bluish-green in color, and in some specimens, they may exhibit reddish or brownish spots. The plant can reach heights of up to 2 feet (60 cm) and is known for its upright growth habit. During the blooming season, which occurs in late winter to early spring, Aloe petricola produces tall, slender flower spikes that bear tubular, coral-red to orange flowers. These flowers attract pollinators like birds and insects, adding to the plant's ornamental appeal.

Cultivation:

  1. Light: Aloe petricola thrives in bright, indirect sunlight. It can tolerate some direct sunlight, but it's best to provide protection from intense midday sun, especially in hot climates.

  2. Temperature: This aloe species prefers warm temperatures and is not frost-tolerant. It is well-suited for USDA hardiness zones 9-11. If grown in regions with cold winters, consider keeping the plant indoors during the colder months.

  3. Soil: Use well-draining soil, such as a cactus or succulent mix amended with perlite or sand, to ensure proper drainage. Adequate drainage is crucial to prevent root rot.

  4. Watering: Aloe petricola is drought-tolerant and should be watered sparingly. Allow the soil to dry out completely between waterings. Reduce watering during the dormant winter months.

  5. Potting: If growing in a container, select a pot with drainage holes to prevent waterlogged soil and root rot.

  6. Fertilization: Feed your Aloe petricola with a diluted, balanced liquid fertilizer during the growing season (spring and summer). Avoid fertilizing during the dormant winter months.

  7. Pruning: Prune away dead or damaged leaves as needed to maintain the plant's appearance and health. Be cautious when handling the plant, as the leaves have sharp teeth.

  8. Repotting: Young Aloe petricola plants may require repotting every couple of years or when they outgrow their containers. Choose a slightly larger pot with good drainage.

  9. Pests and Diseases: These succulents are generally resistant to pests and diseases. However, keep an eye out for mealybugs or aphids and address any infestations promptly.

  10. Propagation: Aloe petricola can be propagated through offsets or "pups" that develop around the base of mature plants. Allow the pups to grow to a reasonable size before carefully separating and replanting them.

Aloe petricola is an attractive and low-maintenance succulent that can add a touch of natural beauty to both indoor and outdoor settings, making it a favored choice among succulent enthusiasts and gardeners alike.

IMPORTANT: Please be aware that pictures show an example plant not for sale, the offer is for a plant in the dimension indicated in title description.

Please be aware that most plants change across seasons. For example, some of them will naturally lose leaves or change in colour during colder months. Do not hesitate to contact us for further informations about the plants of your interest.

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Plant height: 8-20cm

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