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Aloe Greenii (Icena) Seeds - PINK INFLORESCENCE Bloom attracts sunbirds - Great indoor outdoor shade plant - SPOTTED Leaves

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Aloe greenii (Icena)

Aloe greenii is an excellent rockery plant and makes a good display pot plant in the shade. It has an impressive pink inflorescence that attracts sunbirds. The plant itself is an interesting garden subject throughout the year with its attractive spotted leaves and pink-thorned leaf margins.




Aloe greenii is a low-growing succulent, with a flower spike up to 1.3 m tall when in flower (January to March). The individual flowers are about 30 mm long, light to dark pink, in an inflorescence of up to 250 mm.


A stemless suckering plant that can fairly rapidly form large dense groups of dense rosettes with up to 20 narrow lance-shaped slightly-recurved leaves that are 16 to 20 inches long by 3 inches wide at the base.


The leaves are a bright green with greenish-white oblong spots in irregular transverse bands on both surfaces and with pinkish-brown teeth but when grown in sun the green portions turn an attractive deep brown. In late summer into fall, often timed right at the autumn equinox, appear the upright 3 to 4 foot tall branching inflorescences bearing dusky-pink flowers subtended by ½ inch long papery bracts.


Plant in light shade to full sun along the coast and irrigate occasionally to infrequently - tolerates and grows more rapidly with regular irrigation but can also be grown well with very little irrigation. Hardy to around the mid 20's° F - though from a habitat that rarely sees a frost this plant has weathered temperatures down to 25° F in cultivation without damage.


This plant was first described from cultivated material in England so there is not a known type locality but it inhabits areas from the Khosi Bay area of KwaZulu-Natal north to southern Mozambique where it is found growing in dry stony soils in the subtropical thorny forest understory from sea level to about 3,300 feet in elevation. It is similar to another maculate (spotted) aloe, Aloe pruinosa, which is larger and more solitary and blooms a tad earlier in mid to late summer with pink flowers that are covered in a greyish-white powdery bloom.







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