Spiral Aloe - Aloe polyphylla

Spiral Aloe - Aloe polyphylla - 5 Seeds This rare stemless aloe is noted for its stunning spiral shape. It is native to the Lesotho mountain peaks, near South Africa, where it is now a protected species. It clings to rocky crevices where it grows in the high grassy, mountainous slopes. The sharp-edged thick leaves form a spiral, clockwise or anti-clockwise. It can take a few years to reach maturity but is a fascinating Aloe at all stages of its growth cycle. After a few years, spikes of beautiful pink or red flowers may emerge, which when pollinated will produce hundreds of seeds. General Cultivation Guide Aloe polyphylla can be cultivated successfully outside of its native habitat with a little care. It needs well drained soil, and grows best on a steep slope. It prefers light shade and does not like really high temperatures. It will tolerate low temperatures, frost and snow. Does not like to be waterlogged. Full instructions will be included with seeds. Cultivation Diary Picture #3: Days 14-20: I have just started some of these seeds, they were placed in a cup of distilled water on a windowsill at the end of January and the green roots are just starting to appear. Picture #4: Day 39: The sprouting seeds have been potted for about two weeks now and the first leaves are taking form and looking good. Picture #5: Day 65: The seedlings are really starting to take shape. Picture #6: Day 89: About three months in and the plants are really developing. Picture #7: Day 115: Re-potted into larger pots into a really well-draining mix. Picture #8: Approximately 2.5 years later. Good Quality Fresh Seeds Guaranteed
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