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Aloe saponaria - The Soap Aloe - 25 Fresh Seeds

Aloe saponaria - The Soap Aloe - 25 Fresh Seeds

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Aloe saponaria - The Soap Aloe - 25 Fresh Seeds

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Aloe saponaria - The Soap Aloe

This listing is for 25 fresh seeds of this large spotted Aloe

The spotted or maculate Aloes are a large sub-group within the genus Aloe containing many species which share common features.  They are spotted, the form rosettes generally without a trunk and they produce numerous offsets.  Aloe saponaria is no exception and grows to 45 - 60 cm in diameter and forms a cluster of rosettes given time.  It has now been lumped in with Aloe maculata, but the seeds here will produce plants with bands of spots which is typical for those plants known as Aloe saponaria, indeed this is a very stable feature of these plants.

It is reasonably hardy and I have grown these in pots outside in the UK in all but the harshest weather (when I placed the pots in an un-heated greenhouse).  The only damage I noted was a few leaves developed blackened tips, which were soon hidden by new growth.  When treated like this, they grew quickly and spread well.  They also flowered in under 4 years, producing spikes of salmon coloured flowers repeatedly over a long period.

They are called the soap aloe because the sap contains saponins (soap compounds), which is used to produce soap.

Full growing instruction are provided on-line via the link to my shop on my About Me page.  You may download and print these as required.



 
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Variety Aloe
Type Seeds
Sub-Type Cacti/ Succulents

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