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Care of the plant Aloe mitriformis or Mitre aloe.

Care of the plant Aloe mitriformis or Mitre aloe

The genus Aloe is included in the subfamily Asphodeloideae (family Xanthorrhoeaceae), which comprises about 500 species of succulent plants native to Africa, Madagascar and the Middle East. Some species are: Aloe mitriformis, Aloe marlothii, Aloe maculata, Aloe juvenna, Aloe ferox, Aloe ciliaris, Aloe barberae, Aloe aristata, Aloe arborescens, Aloe aculeata, Aloe variegata, Aloe striata, Aloe vera, Aloe x spinosissima, Aloe plicatilis, Aloe thraskii, Aloe tenuior, Aloe suprafoliata.

Common names: Rubble aloe, Mitre aloe. This species is native to southern Africa.

The stem of these succulent plants reaches 2 meters in length. They form groups of rosettes with very fleshy leaves, lanceolate-ovate in shape and a beautiful green color. At the edges of the leaves there are small 5 mm "teeth". From the center of the rosettes an inflorescence 50 cm high emerges with clusters of tubular red flowers.

They are used in gardens to form groups or in flowerpots for terraces or even as a houseplant.

Aloe mitriformis needs a very bright exposure (indoors) or in full sun (outdoors). The ideal temperature is between 10 and 21ºC and it should not be less than 3ºC.

We can use a normal garden substrate with manure if it is planted directly in the garden.

It's important to let the soil dry out between watering and watering; reduce watering to a minimum in winter.

They do not need fertilization.

It's a plant resistant to the usual pests and diseases.

The best form of propagation is from the shoots that the plant itself produces.

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Aloe mitriformis
Aloe mitriformis
Aloe mitriformis
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