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Aloe castilloniae

Aloe castilloniae


Scientific Name

Aloe castilloniae J.-B.Castillon

Scientific Classification

Family: Asphodelaceae
Subfamily: Asphodeloideae
Tribe: Aloeae
Genus: Aloe

Description

Aloe castilloniae is an unusual, low sprawling Aloe that grows as dense cluster up to 6 inches (15 cm) tall and spreads slowly over time to several feet wide. The leafy stems are tipped by the 3 inch (7.5 cm) wide rosettes of up to 1 inch (2.5 cm) long recurved and rough textured, olive green leaves that have prominent, red teeth. Flowering and most growth is put on in fall and winter and going somewhat dormant in the heat of summer. The few orange flowers are held on a very short, up to 2 inches (5 cm) tall, simple, unbranched inflorescence.

Hardiness

USDA hardiness zone 10a to 11b: from 30 °F (−1.1 °C) to 50 °F (+10 °C).

How to Grow and Care

Aloe is a very forgiving plant, and a well-grown plant can be quite beautiful. As with all succulents, it's essential that Aloe is never allowed to sit in stagnant water, and the plant should be carefully monitored to watch for signs of overwatering. Water generously in the summer and nearly cease watering in the winter. Do not let water stand in the rosettes.

Aloe are not particularly fast-growing and will only rarely need repotting. Repot plants in the spring that are tipping over their pots or have ceased growing. Use a fast-draining potting mix with one-third sand or pebbles. During repotting of a larger plant, it is possible to carefully divide the root ball. Some kinds of Aloe will send off off-sets that can be potted independently… – See more at: How to Grow and Care for Aloe

Origin

Native to Madagascar.

Links

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Aloe vera 'Castilloniae'

Known as a remedy for sunburn as well as its culinary values in a coconut-water-like beverage, aloe veras are an easy houseplant, doing well both indoors by a bright window as well as enjoying the summer outside. When growing outdoors, they grow pretty quickly - but you can grow them easily on a windowsill or in a sunny area of your home.

If aloe veras don’t get enough light, they’ll get long and leggy and can fall over in their pot. To keep them from doing this, keep them exposed to a bright light source so they stay short and compact.

Aloe veras are a succulent plant native to desert areas, so need well-draining soil. You can kill your aloe vera if you overwater it - the extra moisture in soil causes the aloe vera’s roots and center to rot, so make sure the soil dries out between waterings.

‘Castilloniae’ is a particularly rare specimen. It’s very collectible - probably due to its very distinct and shapely form, with tiny burgundy spikes poking out from its surface. It reminds me of a tiny little dragon curled up into a pot whenever I see it.


Aloe Castilloniae | Rare Aloe

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Plants→Aloes→Aloe (Aloe castilloniae)

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit:Cactus/Succulent
Life cycle:Perennial
Sun Requirements:Full Sun to Partial Shade
Leaves:Evergreen
Fruit: Dehiscent
Flowers:Showy
Flower Color:Other: Orange-red
Bloom Size:Under 1"
Suitable Locations:Xeriscapic
Uses:Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant:Hummingbirds
Resistances:Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds:Can handle transplanting
Other info: Sow seeds in sandy soil. Seeds germinate in a few weeks at temperatures between 68 and 75 degrees F. Seedlings need moist but well-drained soil.
Propagation: Other methods:Cuttings: Stem
Offsets
Other: Stems cut below a node root easily. Cut a stem that has gotten leggy, let it dry out for at least a few hours to form a seal on the cut surface. Place the cutting in rooting medium kept moist, but not wet, until roots form.
Containers:Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous:With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth

Recently described small, creeping aloe from Madagascar with recurved blue-green leaves stacked on prostrate stems to about 16 inches long. Plants branch from the base and can form large groups over time. Leaves have red teeth and red tubercles on top and bottom surfaces. Inflorescence is short and unbranched, with laxly flowered racemes and 2-9 orange-red flowers, each constricted above the base and tinged yellow near the mouth.

Described in 2006. Found in one location in southwest Madagascar growing on limestone near sea level. Related to A. millotii. Not uncommon in cultivation, due its prolific habit.