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Fence aloe

Aloe tenuior

Yellow rocket aloe, Slender aloe (Eng.), Vuurpylaalwyn, Heiningaalwyn (Afr.)

Used for landscaping, this plant forms large clumps that are covered in red or yellow flowers. The Fence aloe flowers throughout the year, with the most flowers visible from early to late winter. Bees are very attracted to them for their pollen and nectar. It is easily propagated from stem cuttings and performs well with regular wetting. Widely used as a traditional medicine for treating purgatory ailments and tapeworms.

Planning

Difficulty
Easy
Flowering time
Winter, Spring
Fruiting time
Summer, Autumn, Winter, Spring

Harvesting

Seeds should be allowed to dry for at least 3 months after flowering before they are harvested.

Propagation

Cuttings
Take stem cuttings and allow to dry for a couple of days. Plant directly into site where required.
Seed
Sow seed duirng the sping or summer in a sandy of gavel soil. Germination is within 3 weeks. Keep moist and plant out once large engough to handle

Special features

Attracts useful insects
Bees and butterflies are attracted by the nectar produced by the flowers.

Geography

Origin
South Africa, Eastern Cape and southern KwaZulu-Natal
Natural climate
Warm temperate, dry thicket and grassland

Environment

Light
Full Sun, Partial Sun
Soil moisture
Dry
Soil type
Loam, Sand
Soil PH preference
Neutral, Acid
Frost hardiness
Half-Hardy

Uses

Personality

Family
Xanthorrhoeaceae
Flower colour
Yellow or red
Scent
None

Problems

May sometimes be attacked by white scale and aloe snout beetle.

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