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Aloe wickensii / Geelaalwyn


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Synonym Names: A. cryptopoda

Family: Aloeaceae

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Geelaalwyn is a succulent in the Aloe family with densely packed upright gray-green leaves with small sharp reddish spines along the margins. It has red and yellow flowers that shoot high above the foliage on spikes that appear in late winter. The name is an Africaner word having something to do with a hidden foot. This attractive succulent reaches 2-3' tall and wide. It does best in full sun or light shade. Soil should be well draining; provide regular water during summer.  Information by: GardenSoft

Anatomy

Plant Type

Succulent

Height Range

1-3'

Width Range

1-3'

Flower Color

Red, Yellow

Flower Season

Winter

Leaf Color

Grey Green

Bark Color

n/a

Fruit Color

n/a

Fruit Season

n/a

Culture

Sun

Full

Water

Very Low

Growth Rate

Moderate

Soil Type

Sandy, Loam, Rocky, Unparticular

Soil Condition

Poor, Well-drained

Soil pH

Neutral

Adverse Factors

Thorns/Spines

Sunset Zones

14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

Susceptibilities

n/a

Tolerances

Deer, Rabbits

Design

Design Styles

Mediterranean, Seascape, Spanish, Tropical

Accenting Features

Showy Flowers, Specimen, Unusual Foliage

Seasonal Interest

Winter

Location Uses

Entry, Shrub Border, Foundation, Raised Planter, With Rocks

Special Uses

Container, Mass Planting

Attracts Wildlife

n/a

 

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