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Aloe juvenna

A branching, mound-forming succulent that has fleshy green leaves with toothed margins and decorative white flecks. The leaves are arranged in a starry formation around the stems. In summer it produces tubular, orangey-red flowers on slender stalks to 25cm

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Size
Ultimate height
0.1–0.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
2–5 years
Ultimate spread
0.1–0.5 metres
Growing conditions
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green White
Summer Orange Green White
Autumn Green White
Winter Green White
Position
  • Full sun
Aspect

East–facing or South–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Drought resistance
Yes
Hardiness
H2
Botanical details
Family
Asphodelaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Evergreen
Habit
Clump forming
Genus

Aloe can be mat-forming or shrubby evergreen perennials, with rosettes of fleshy leaves and small tubular flowers in racemes or panicles

Name status

Correct

Plant range
Kenya (source: Wikipedia)

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How to grow

Cultivation

In containers grow in a loam-based potting compost with extra added sharp sand or horticultural grit. Position plants in bright, filtered light. Water freely in growth and apply a balanced liqid fertiliser every month during the growing season. Water sparingly in winter. See houseplant cacti and succulent cultivation for further advice

Propagation

Propagate from stem cuttings or by division

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • City and courtyard gardens
  • Patio and container plants
  • Low Maintenance
  • Conservatory and greenhouse
Pruning

No pruning required

Pests

May be susceptible to scale insects and mealybugs

Diseases

Generally disease-free

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