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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. plicatilis forms a shrub or small tree with a woody trunk and branches of spineless, strap-shaped, light green, to blue-grey leaves, to 30cm long, borne in fans. The tubular, vermillion flowers tipped with yellowish-green are borne at the end of upright flower spikes 30-45cm long from late winter to early spring
S Africa (Cape)
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
Under glass grow in a sharply-draining loam-based compost (JI No2) with extra sharp sand or perlite; in full sun and with good ventilation. Water moderately during the spring to early autumn, allowing the compost to dry between watering. Water sparingly and keep in cool temperatures 10°C and low humidity during the winter. Fertiliser may be applied two or three times during the growing season
Propagate by seed at 21°C or stem cuttings taken in late spring and early summer and rooted in sharply-draining cactus compost
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Patio & Container Plants Sub-tropical
Pruning None required
Pests Susceptible to scale insect and mealybugs
Generally disease free although can be susceptible to root rot id grown in a wet soil
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