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Endemic from northern Somalia, Aloe jucunda is one of the most attractive and popular aloes. It has a glossy, clean look, stays relatively small and forms readily groups from suckers at the base of the plants.
Considering the low number of collections from only three localities and the deterioration of the forest habitat of A. jucunda, it seems appropriate to assess it as Critically Endangered or nearly extinct.
Aloe jucunda is a miniature aloe with small flat rosettes and the bright green leaves have small teeth along their edges with white spots. Its flowers are pink, and open in springtime. This species clusters freely to form dense groups up to 35 cm tall
This is a slow to moderate growing aloe, and it will tolerate drought and neglect once established.
Watering: Water regularly in spring and summer, keep drier in winter.
Exposure: Prefer half shade (kept away from direct sun in summer) but it will get nicely reddish colour with brighter light (not direct sun).
Hardiness: it is best to set it outside only when the temperatures are above 15°C. Can endure temperatures below 5°C for short period, but only if the soil stays completely dry.
Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz