Aloe (Aloe andongensis) in the Aloes Database

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Plant Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Life cycle: Perennial
Leaves: Evergreen
Fruit: Dehiscent
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Other: Orange-red
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Inflorescence Height: Up to 16 inches
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Hummingbirds
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Can handle transplanting
Other info: Sow seeds in sandy soil. Seeds germinate in a few weeks at temperatures between 68 and 75 degrees F. Seedlings need moist but well-drained soil.
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Offsets
Other: Stems cut below a node root easily. Cut a stem that has gotten leggy, let it dry out for at least a few hours to form a seal on the cut surface. Place the cutting in rooting medium kept moist, but not wet, until roots form.
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth

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Location: San Diego Zoo, California, USA.Date: 2008-08-01
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Posted by Baja_Costero (Baja California - Zone 11b) on Jan 9, 2020 7:45 PM

Basally branching aloe from Angola with spotted leaves and orange-red flowers. Stems may grow to about 2 feet long, running along the ground, and they retain dead leaves. In cultivation they may grow upright. Leaves are spreading and gray-green with lots of spots in bands (esp. underneath) and brownish teeth. Inflorescences may have 1-3 branches; racemes are subcapitate and densely flowered. Flowers have pale greenish mouths. Cuanza Sul Aloe (Aloe andongensis var. repens) differs from Pungo Andongo Aloe (Aloe andongensis var. andongensis) in being smaller and having narrower leaves with lots of white spots in bands and more closely spaced teeth.

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