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Aloe buhrii
Scientific Name: Aloe buhrii Lavranos
Synonym:
Family: Asphodelaceae
Aloe  buhrii Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 10-11

Frost Tolerance: Generally little protection is needed in Phoenix

Minimum Avg. Temperature: 50F (10C)

Sun Exposure: Light shade

Origin: South Africa (Cape Province: Namaqualand, near Calvinia)

Growth Habits: Slowly clustering succulent rosettes, up to 3 feet diameter (90 cm), 2 feet tall (60 cm)

Watering Needs: Moderate water in winter, keep dry in summer

Propagation:


The 2 feet long leaves have smooth edges. An ally of Aloe striata, the new leaves are light green with many darker thin parallel lines along the axis of the leaf. As they turn older, the leaves turn purplish with lighter spots and no line.
The species was named after Elias Buhr, the original collector.

Aloe buhrii blossom

Aloe  buhrii

Cultural Practices:
This species is dormant in winter, keep it totally dry at or around 40F (4C).

Blooming Habits:
The flowers come in various pastel shades of yellow to orange in early spring.

Fruiting Habits:

References:
Guide to the Aloes of South Africa

Check for Field Collection numbers at Ralph Martin's Site


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