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Botanical Name: Aloe cryptopoda
Common Name(s): Yellow Aloe
Aloe cryptopoda needs well-drainded, sandy soils in full sun and avoid shade. Over watering will kill this plant, water when nearly dry. It bears narrow and oblong, greyish-green foliage with small and sharp teeth that is reddish-brown.
Synonym: Aloe pienaarii, Aloe wickensii, Aloe wickensii var. lutea, Aloe wickensii var. wickensii
Botanical Pronunciation: Al-loh-ee krip-to-PO-duh
This aloe has three colours, namely red, yellow or bicoloured. It is tubular shaped.
The greyish-green leaves are narrow and oblong, it has small and sharp teeth that is reddish-brown.
Aloe must be treated like a Cactus and water when nearly dry. Over watering will kill this plant.
Tweekleur-aalwyn, geelaalwyn (A)
Plant in well drained sandy soils, in full sun and avoid shade.
60-90cm * 60-90cm
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Uses in landscape design
Plants can be used as living pillars along driveways or fences or less formally as scattered feature plants in the garden landscape.
Indigenous gadening (South Africa)
birds , insects