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Care of the plant Aloe esculenta or Dishashanogha.

Care of the plant Aloe esculenta or Dishashanogha

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

Common name: Dishashanogha. This species is distributed by Zambia, Angola, Botswana and Namibia.

They are elegant succulent plants that reach 75 cm in height. The long, wavy green leaves with white spots have spines on the margin. They produce large, branching flower spikes with orange and yellow flowers. They bloom in summer.

They are used in rockeries, on dry and sunny slopes, in cactus and succulent gardens and in pots for patios and terraces. They are ideal for Mediterranean coastal gardens.

Aloe esculenta grows in full sun and light shade exposures. They do not resist frost.

The soil can be normal garden soil with 25% coarse sand or a commercial substrate for cacti and succulents; it is important that drainage is excellent.

Water moderately, always waiting for the soil to dry completely; They resist drought very well. In winter water occasionally.

Fertilize once with mineral fertilizer for succulents in early spring.

They do not need pruning.

They are plants resistant to the usual pests and diseases but sensitive to excess watering.

They are propagated by separation of lateral suckers and from seeds sown in spring.

 

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Aloe esculenta
Aloe esculenta
Aloe esculenta