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Aloe elgonica - Mt. Elgon Aloe
  

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Aloeaceae (Aloes)
Origin: Kenya (Africa)
Evergreen: Yes
Red/Purple Foliage: Yes
Flower Color: Red
Bloomtime: Spring/Summer
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Drought Tolerant: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 25-30 F
Aloe elgonica (Mt. Elgon Aloe) Attractive clump-forming plant to 2-3 feet tall with 1 foot wide rosettes of thick tight medium-green glossy leaves that are recurved and blushed with a pink color when first emerging and have large broad teeth along the margins. In late spring through mid-summer appear the bright red flowers in upright spikes on the a simple or branching inflorescence. Plant in full sun to light shade (color best in sun) in a well-drained soil and irrigate occasionally to infrequently. Hardy to around 25F, though foliage can be damaged at this temperature if duration is prolonged . This is a great landscape aloe with beautiful foliage and flower color that will form large masses in the landscape - stays low to the ground if grown without irrigation but can bulk up to 3 feet or a bit more if watered regularly. This aloe is native to Kenya where it grows from around 6500 to 7800 feet on Mount Elgon (noted as the largest caldera in the world and rising to nearly 14,000 feet) along the border of Kenya and Uganda.  This description is based on our research and observations of this plant as it grows in containers at our nursery, in our own garden and in other gardens. We also appreciate receiving feedback of any kind from those who have additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or have additional cultural tips that would aid others growing Aloe elgonica .
 
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