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Kunene aloe

Aloe corallina

Aloe corallina, Kunene aalwyn

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This is a solitary cliff-hanger from dolomite cliffs along the Kunene in northern Namibia and south-western Angola with stems up to 2 m long. The leaves are pale green to glaucous with no to minuscule marginal teeth. Rarely found in cultivation.

Planning

Difficulty
Advanced
Flowering time
Winter
Fruiting time
Summer, Spring

Harvesting

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Propagation

Seed
Sow during spring or summer. Cover seed with a thin layer of sand 2-3 mm thickness. Keep moist.

Geography

Origin
Northern Namibia and south-west Angola.
Natural climate
Subtropical or tropical dry desert or arid savanna, confined to sheer cliffs

Environment

Light
Full Sun
Soil moisture
Dry
Soil type
Sand
Soil PH preference
Alkaline
Frost hardiness
Tender

Personality

Flower colour
Coral-Red to brilliant Scarlet
Scent
None

Problems

Snout Beetle, scale or aphids

Companion plants

In cultivation best to add lime

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