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Aloe microstigma
Scientific Name: Aloe microstigma Salm-Dyck
Synonym: Aloe brunnthaleri, Aloe juttae
Family: Asphodelaceae
Aloe  microstigma
Aloe microstigma in bloom at the DBG in early February
Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 9b-11

Frost Tolerance: Avoid frost. In Phoenix, leaf tips are often damaged due to frost.

Minimum Avg. Temperature: 50F (10C)

Sun Exposure: Full sun to light shade

Origin: Southern Africa (Little Karoo, Noorsveld)

Growth Habits: Solitary or occasionally offsetting rosettes, up to 2 feet in diameter. Older plants develop a short stem

Watering Needs: Winter grower, needs good drainage

Propagation: Seeds

The leaves are horizontal at the stem, and then curl up so that the tip is vertical. The 16 inches long (40 cm), 3 inches wide (7.5 cm) mature leaves are a solid brownish green, the young growing leaves are tender light green

Aloe  microstigma

Aloe  microstigma

Blooming Habits:
The flowers are red until they are open, and then turn pure yellow. They come from late fall until mid winter.

Fruiting Habits:

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