(This plant comes in a 3.5" pot. You will receive a very similar plant to the one in the picture. It may or may not be blooming at the time of your purchase. The plant is shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots).
Aloe juvenna is originally from Kenya, and it is a miniature aloe with erect or procumbent multi-branching stems. Suckers profusely and makes almost a groundcover effect. Needs light shade to full sun, but will redden with more light exposure. Regular water in summer, keep dry in winter, needs good drainage It grows much better outdoors in spring and summer, it is also perfect for the bright windowsill. Avoid any frost.
Stem: Basally branching, approximately 10-30 cm tall.
Leaves: Succulent bright green flecked with cream-white prominent spots on inner and out surfaces, leaf margins have small teeth. The leaves form small rosettes that give the impression of fuzziness from a distance (is not, though). Leaves turn a brownish bronze in hot summer sun, but plant tolerates it well.
Flowers: Bright coral-pink. Inflorescence usually simple (not branched) .
Blooming season: Warmer month.
Recommended temperature zone: USDA: 9b-11
Frost tolerance: Keep above 50°F (10°C)
Minimum avg. temperature: 50°F (10°C)
Sun exposure: Full sun in general, light shade
Origin: Socotra Archipelago
Watering Needs: drought resistant
Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz
|Common Name||Miniature aloe|
|Flower||Coral red green mouth|
|Frost Tolerance||-1.1 °c|
|Scientific Name||Aloe zanzibarica squarrosa|
|Sun Exposure||Full sun|