Aloe (Aloe hemmingii) in the Aloes Database

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Plant Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Leaves: Evergreen
Fruit: Dehiscent
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Hummingbirds
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
Division
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

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Comments:
Posted by plantladylin (East Central Florida - Zone 9b) on Oct 7, 2011 8:17 PM

Aloe hemmingii is a native of Somalia. This aloe grows in a rosette form, has thick, heavily patterned/spotted leaves that have sharp teeth along the leaf margins. If given proper care it blooms off and on most of the year with pretty pink tubular flowers. This Aloe can grow in sun or shade and like other succulents it prefers a well draining potting medium consisting of sand or gravel.

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