Aloe cryptopoda

Botanical Name: Aloe cryptopoda

Common Name(s): Yellow Aloe

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Description:

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.

Family: Aloaceae

Synonym: Aloe pienaarii, Aloe wickensii, Aloe wickensii var. lutea, Aloe wickensii var. wickensii

Botanical Pronunciation: Al-loh-ee krip-to-PO-duh

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Frost Hardy
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Indigenous
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Full Sun
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Low Watering

Drought Tolerance

High

Flowers


May
June
July

Description:
This aloe has three colours, namely red, yellow or bicoloured. It is tubular shaped.


Foliage

Description:
The greyish-green leaves are narrow and oblong, it has small and sharp teeth that is reddish-brown. 

Growth Rate

Fast

Maintenance

Aloe must be treated like a Cactus and water when nearly dry. Over watering will kill this plant.

Origin

Southern Africa

 

 

Other Languages

Tweekleur-aalwyn, geelaalwyn (A)

 

Planting Instructions

Plant in well drained sandy soils, in full sun and avoid shade.

Size

60-90cm * 60-90cm

Soil Conditions

Well drained

Uses

Uses:: Cullinary: | Medicinal: yes | Cultural: | Commercial: | Cosmetics: | Other Uses: | Part Used: | Attracts: | Features:

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)

Wildlife Attractions

birds , insects

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