PlantsAloes→Aloe (Gonialoe sladeniana)

Botanical names:
Gonialoe sladeniana Accepted
Aloe sladeniana Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Life cycle: Perennial
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9b -3.9 °C (25 °F) to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
Leaves: Evergreen
Fruit: Dehiscent
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Inflorescence Height: 18 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
Conservation status: Least Concern (LC)

Conservation status:
Conservation status: Least Concern
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Posted by Baja_Costero (Baja California - Zone 11b) on Feb 13, 2020 7:21 PM

Offsetting Namibian aloe with spotted leaves and pale pink flowers in lax racemes. Leaves are dark green and V-shaped in cross-section, with pale, elongated spots and pale margins with tiny teeth. They fall in 3 rows. Inflorescences are relatively tall (to 18") with 0-2 branches. Flowers have a wide swelling at the base and appear on long pedicels.

This species is one of three in Gonialoe, along with dinteri and variegata. The genus was recently split from Aloe based on DNA studies. All three species have keeled, spotted leaves that are V-shaped in cross-section. Both sladeniana and dinteri have pronounced swollen bases on their flowers. G. variegata is by far the most common of this group in cultivation. All three require excellent drainage and are vulnerable to rot when overwatered.

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