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Origin and Habitat: Dhofar, southern
Description: It is a succulent perennial plant with solitary, stemless, rosettes up to 1.5 m tall and striking tall spikes of red to yellow ﬂowers.
Leaves: 10-20 basal with smooth margins. Leaves are very pale blue-grey, green-grey to nearly white. Marginal teeth are absent except for some teeth in very young plants.
Flowers: Coral-red to yellow,
Blooming flowers: April and continue through June depending on the clone.
Cultivation and Propagation: full sun,
Traditional medicine: Juice from the leaves has been used to cure a range of ailments including headaches, aching limbs, diabetes, and constipation.
Traditional uses: Dried juice of Aloe dhufarensis is used in Dhofar as a yellow-orange pigment for the decoration of pottery and as a cosmetic dye used to colour neck, arms and legs in orange-yellow. Leather containers filled with dried aloe juice are sold in the markets of Dhofar.
Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz
|Common Name||Dhofar aloe|
|Flower||Coral-red to yellow|
|Frost Tolerance||20°f (-6° c)|
|Hardiness Zone||9a to 9b|
|Height||18 inches tall|
|Scientific Name||Aloe dhufarensis|
|Sun Exposure||Sun to partial shade|