During Winter and some early Spring shipments. Some of the plant materials in this shipment are DORMANT. This means that even though they have no green top growth, they will grow from dormant buds when temperatures are right. For many perennials, This 'rest period' is ESSENTIAL to good flowering performance in the upcoming season. During Summer/Winter months shipping might be delayed as we only will be shipping on days that we know it wonít harm the plant(s). Monday through Thursday
Aloe - 15 Seeds - Mixed Types
There are over 300 species of aloe, including some which grow into huge trees with a trunk diameter of 3 to 6 feet. Others, common as houseplants, grow to a height of only 4 to 6 inches. The common Aloe vera is a succulent perennial and a member of the lily family. The plant is believed to have originated in the Cape Verde Islands in the Atlantic, west of Senegal.
Aloes prefer a sunny location, but they can be maintained under low light. If light levels are very low, the leaves will lose their grayish cast and become just plain green. The soil should be kept moderately dry. Overwatering can cause problems, so be sure to provide good drainage. Aloes like to be kept drier in the fall and winter than in spring and summer. They are tolerant of dry air and prefer temperatures of 65 to 75 degrees in the daytime and 60 to 70 degrees at night. Plants should be repotted about once a year, as aloes do not like crowded roots. Use a standard potting soil mixed with sharp sand. A sprinkling of sand over the surface of the mixture prevents rot at points where the fleshy leaves of stemless aloes touch the soil.
Offshoots (for new plants) are produced from stolons just below the surface. After the leaves on the new rosettes begin to open, they can be taken from the parent plant and potted. They should root in 2 to 3 weeks.
The common Aloe vera is a succulent perennial and a member of the lily family
The plant is believed to have originated in the Cape Verde Islands in the Atlantic
Aloes prefer a sunny location, but they can be maintained under low light