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Olifants river cliff aloe

Aloe hardyi

Attractive branched succulent with drooping stems from cliffs. Plants proliferate from the base forming pendent shrubs. Leaves lanceolate, softly succulent, grey green, the leaves to about 0,7 m long in dense rosettes. The inflorescence is a raceme bending upwards with pendent orange-red flowers. Attracts many bird species to the garden.

Planning

Difficulty
Easy
Flowering time
Winter
Fruiting time
Spring

Harvesting

Harvest seed during spring or autumn

Propagation

Seed
Sow seed during spring or summer in shallow trays in a sandy well-drained mixture. Plant out as as soon as it is large enough to handle.
Cuttings
Offshoots can be rooted in sand during spring or summer
Notes
Propagate from seed or offsets

Geography

Origin
Mpumalanga & Limpopo Provinces, endemic to dolomit cliffs of the Olifantsriver
Natural climate
Dry subtropical savannah

Environment

Light
Full Sun
Soil moisture
Dry
Soil type
Loam
Soil PH preference
Alkaline
Frost hardiness
Half-Hardy

Uses

Personality

Family
Aloaceae
Flower colour
orange-red
Scent
None

Problems

Scale insects, snout weevils, aphids, fungal diseases, Aloe cancer mite.

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