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Aloe polyphylla

Aloe polyphylla (Aloe polyphylla)

My favourite Aloe, this one is about 5 years old, no flowers yet.

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maybe next year, lol

18 Sep, 2011


Dont mind really, just like the way the leaves whorl round :o)

19 Sep, 2011


A fantastic Aloe. We find it a little temperamental but it's a lovely plant.

25 Sep, 2011


Thank you, never had any problems with this one, in what way do you find it temperamental?

26 Sep, 2011


We have had problems with the roots rotting off even with good drainage and careful watering.

27 Sep, 2011


Thats interesting, I was told by the grower at Trewiden that A. polyphylla could be given more water than most other Aloes and have always treated them accordingly with no root problems to the present, when I was there hers were standing in a saucer with water in it!!! she also told me they were tolerent of some frost something else I haven't tested out :o)))

27 Sep, 2011


You may be right P; we have 4 plants so I am going to try again with a different compost and more water. I did see a stand at Hampton Court RHS show, and they grew them in a basic multi-purpose compost with added perlite.

28 Sep, 2011


Mine are in apx. 60% multy-purpose, 20% JI.num.2 and 20% very fine sharp grit. I Water them in summer as soon as they are near dry and in winter watering them as soon as they dry out completely, if the weather is bad I will wait for a break in the weather and do it then. I am interested in how you get on, please keep me posted. :-)

28 Sep, 2011


Thanks P,I will do.

1 Oct, 2011


How is this plant doing please, have just bought one, and looking on the net I see they are quite picky?

20 Oct, 2012


I was told that too but mine has been fine so far, i reduce the watering a bit this time of year but they do need a bit more than most Aloes. They are also quite cold resistant, hope yous grows well :o)

21 Oct, 2012


Is yours planted in the ground? sorry to be asking so many questions....

21 Oct, 2012


No Dd, mine is in the greenhouse all year its not hardy enough for outside. :o)

22 Oct, 2012


Really, I was told you can grow them outside......oh dear another one to bring in!!

23 Oct, 2012


I wouldn't risk it outside especially how cold the last 2 have been.

24 Oct, 2012

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