(This plant comes in a 3.5 inch pot. All of our plants are grown under the same conditions, although not all the plants are the same. You will receive a similar plant in size and shape to the ones in the pictures. Our plants are hand-picked and carefully selected to bring you the best quality possible. Please allow us up to 3 business days to process your order. If you wish to receive your order on a specific date, or have special instructions, please add a note at the checkout . The plant is shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots).
Common name: Coral Aloe
Flowers: Green-tipped pink to pale coral-red.
Blooming season: Flowers multiple times a year but mainly in mid to late winter and flowers last up to three months.
Growth rate: It is a pretty fast grower and appreciates a lot of water in warmer weather. Even young plants grow fairly quickly in the garden or in good sized pot.
Watering: Water aloes more than other succulents, keeping in mind that the pots dry out between watering. Keep dry in winter or when night temperatures remain below 10° C. Outdoors it grows to astonishing proportions also in areas with wet winters, so don't be afraid to plant this in a high-rainfall area.
Exposure: It will do its best in full sun to light shade. Will handle very harsh sunlight, sometimes taking on a coppery leaf sheen, a sign generally associated with stress.
Hardiness: It is a hardy aloe but not completely frost resistant. It will survive a light frost, but the flowers will not, but for safe cultivation, it is best to avoid freezing temperatures. USDA Zone 9.
Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz
|Blooming Season||Mid to late winter|
|Common Name||Karasburg coral aloe|
|Frost Tolerance||-6.7°c (20°f)|
|Growth Rate||Fast growth|
|Hardiness Zone||9b to 11|
|Scientific Name||Aloe karasbergensis|
|Sun Exposure||Full sun|