Aloe Somaliensis Succulent Plant

SKU: MYBG-SUCC-ALOE-SOML

Pot size: 4"
Price:
Sale priceRs.360.00

Delivery time: 3-4 working days

Aloe

Genus

Orange & Red

Flower Color

Non Fragrant

Fragrance

Low

Maintenance

Yes

With Pots

Small

Size

Outdoor Shade,Outdoor Sun

Sunlight Requirement

Twice A Week

Water Requirement

Low Maintenance,Outdoor

Use

Product Description

Aloe Somaliensis produces attractive strap-shaped foliage variegated with green and white colouring and edged in small spines

Somalian Aloe

Family

aloaceae

Native

East Africa

Description

Aloe somaliensis is stemless or short-stemmed aloe species single or forming small groups with strikingly marked leaf-blades. This species varies enormously both in its colouring, the markings on the leaves and the spines on the leaf margins. Leaves are shiny, brownish to dark green with numerous whitish spots.

Grows with a clumping habit, flowers are pink-red in colour, tubular and borne on flowering spikes up to 80cm tall. Hummingbirds are attracted by the nectar that is produced by the flowers.

A. somaliensis looks quite similar to Aloe hemmingii as a young plant, but grows larger and its spots often become less distinct with age. It has a larger, more-branched inflorescence than A. hemmingii, and the flowers are not pink, but instead are typically a dull red colour.

Environment

Aloe Somaliensis is one of the most ornamental aloes that is a fast-growing species that can reach full size in 5 or 6 years (if given proper growing conditions), this plant is a water-wise plant.
It should be given a well-drained soil with a high lime content. The plant grows well in a pot too, and can be moved indoors for the winter
Outside, if the climate is cool it enjoys full sun. In warmer country, keep it cool by filtering the afternoon sun, and also avoid using a dark-coloured container.

Landscape Uses

Makes an attractive landscape plant and or container patio plant where some height is needed, being an attractive accent plant. This columnar tall cactus is suitable for large landscape and can grow outdoors in those areas where there is light frost in winter and the rainfall is not too high.

Most succulents need to be watered twice a week during summers and only once in monsoon & winters. Varieties like Haworthias, Crassulas and Gasterias are well suited for low-light indoors and window-sills. If the leaves get too bulky, it is a sign of overwatering & if the leaves look shrivelled it is a sign of less watering.

As a general rule of thumb, all the ones with colourful leaves like Echeverias, Sedeveria and Graptopetalum like bright sunlight and semi shade in extreme summers. They cannot be kept indoors or in full shade. All succulents love morning sun.

You can fertilise your succulent once a month.

Watering tips : Make sure NOT to water on the plant itself. Water directly in the soil. You can use a cup or a glass to make sure the water does not spray on leaves. When watering, make sure water comes out of the drainage hole.

You can check our video on how to water succulents on : https://youtu.be/GnzodkMYcmg

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