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Aloe thraskii - Dune Aloe
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Aloe thraskii - Dune Aloe

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Pack of 5 seeds.

This is a large growing Aloe, tolerant of wetter conditions than most of th genus, it is often found in coastal locations growing in sand dunes, hence its common name. It is also known as the Coast Aloe (for the same reason). A third common name relates to the shape of the full grown plant, Palm Aloe. It grows to 4 metres tall and can either be single stemmed or it can branch at the top with several rosettes atop a main stem. It is hardier than most Aloes and will tolerate the wet, making it an ideal candidate for outdoor culture in borderline areas.Flowering occurs in summer, although in the Northern hemisphere this may happen towards the latter half of the summer and into the autumn as is the case with many Aloes. The flowers are borne on tall (1 metre or more) branching spikes and are orange in colour. The flowers may be followed by seed pods where pollination has occurred .

The plant may flower in 5 years from seed in it's natural state, but in the far better conditions it will find in cultivation, this is likely to happen much more quickly. Despite its natural habitat, is not reliably hardy so should be grown in a pot or pan and brought in during cold weather or grown as a greenhouse specimen or

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