Aloe glauca

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Aloe glauca Mill.

Aloaceae

Life form: perennial

Exposure: sun   9

Moisture: moderately moist

Soil: gritty loam

Arrangement: not specified
Leaves: evergreen

Shape: not specified

Division: simple

Shape: tubular
Fruit: loculicidal capsule

28B / ff7117 

Inflorescence: not specified

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Liliopsida
Subclassis:
Liliidae
Superordo:
Lilianae
Ordo:
Asparagales
Subordo:
Aloineae

Aloe glauca is a perennial.

Naming

Aloe glauca was described by Philip Miller in 1768. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Aloe glauca is a species in the genus Aloe which contains approximately 535 to 609 species and belongs to the family of the Aloaceae (Aloe Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The perennials reach heights of 15 to 45 centimetres.

Leaves

Aloe glauca is evergreen. The leaves are simple.

Flowers and Fruits

Aloe glauca produces orange tubular flowers.

The perennials produce loculicidal capsules.

Root System

Distribution

Aloe glauca is native to South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland. It is a protected species according to the Washington Convention.

Cultivation

The perennials prefer a sunny situation on moderately moist soil. The substrate should be gritty loam. They tolerate temperatures down to -7°C (USDA zone 9).

Uses

Maintenance and Propagation

Cultivars

Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

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