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Aloe erythrophylla

1st March 2015

A species from the Itremo Mountains in Madagascar, which perhaps explains its rather ragged appearance in spring. It doesn't thrive in cold weather but it seems to be growing. In 2013 I was given it in a 2" pot and now it spans a bucket.
I grow it with some overhead shade - I was trying to give it some protection from radiation frosts but as a consequence it doesn't get enough sunlight to blush red, as it does under harsher conditions.