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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
Aloe can be mat-forming or shrubby evergreen perennials, with rosettes of fleshy leaves and small tubular flowers in racemes or panicles
A. polyphylla is a compact evergreen perennial prized for the ornamental value of its foliage which is arranged in a pronounced spiral pattern. Fleshy leaves have white to pale-green marginal spines and a single brown spine at the leaf tip. The tubular flowers borne on a branching spike in spring, can be variable in colour but are usually red with greenish-yellow tips
Habit Mat forming
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or West-facing
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Grow under glass in a loam-based potting compost with added extra grit. Water moderately when in growth from spring to early autumn; very sparingly when dormant. Apply a balanced liquid fertiliser 2 or 3 times in the growing season
Propagate by seed sown at 21°C as soon as ripe, or from offsets
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Sub-tropical Patio & Container Plants
Pruning No pruning required
Pests Can get scale insects and mealybugs
Generally disease free
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