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Aloe bowiea

English: Green Bulb Aloe; Afrikaans: Groen bolaalwyn

Aloe bowiea - A dwarf aloe, less than 150mm high. Plants usually form in dense mats of up to 500mm diameter, or even thickets if conditions are ideal. Leaves are broad at the base, tapering to very thin & wiry upwards. Leaves have minute white teeth on leaf margin. Flowers are small and dull greenish yellow to brown to white. Flowers mainly during summer months (Nov-Jan). Occurs naturally between Port Elizabeth and Kenton-on-Sea, forming a component of karroid patches in valley bushveld vegitation, 0-100m above sea level. The plant is critically endangered. Easily cultivated, it is not the most attractive of species for gardening purposes. Prefers well-drained soil. The specie is drought resistant but not frost resistant. Grows well in a container.

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