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Aloe Zebrina Baker profile

Written by Maggie

Dec 08 2020

Aloe Zebrina Baker profile

Aloe Zebrina Baker is found in southern Africa. Leaves are rosettes, linear, lanceolate, long apical, ventral, abaxially slightly convex, fleshy, green with long transverse stripes, margin prickly brown, flowers dark red.

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Aloe Zebrina Baker

Morphological characteristics of Aloe Zebrina Baker

Aloe Zebrina Baker is a relatively small species of Aloe. The leaf blade is a compact rosette, slightly concave; The epidermis is green with oval white spots arranged in transverse bands. The leaves turn brown in strong sunlight. Leaf margin with short brown teeth. The inflorescence has few branches. The flowers are tubular and pink. Seedpod after mature dehiscence, there are many seeds inside. The seed is dark colored and has a wide-winged structure with auxiliary propagation. Aloe Zebrina Baker is stemless or short-stemmed, leaves 15-25, loosely rosettes, linear-lanceolate, long, 15-30 cm long, 6-7 cm wide, ventral, slightly rounded abaxially, fleshy, green, slightly reddish under strong light, long transverse mottled, 0.6 cm long, brown, inflorescence 1-1.5 m high, florets 3.5 cm long, dark red.

Aloe Zebrina Baker's growth habits

  • Water: Aloe Zebrina Baker is resistant to drought and is not wetted by water.
  • Fertilizer: Aloe Zebrina Baker does not have a high requirement for fertilizer. It is enough to apply liquid fertilizer once or twice a year in spring.
  • Soil: Aloe Zebrina Baker is suitable for growing in loose and well-drained loam soil. Half loam and half coarse sand are better.
  • Temperature: Aloe Zebrina Baker likes warm, and the temperature in overwintering is above 10℃.
  • Light: Aloe Zebrina Baker enjoys sunshine, tolerates half shade, and takes care of shade in summer. In winter, it’s appropriate to have much illumination, otherwise, the leaf sends red easily, affecting plant growth.

Aloe Zebrina Baker

Aloe Zebrina Baker Propagation method

Aloe Zebrina Baker is commonly used for plant separation and cuttage propagation, or sowing.

Aloe Zebrina Baker plants can be divided all year round, often in April-May when changing pots, the young plants around the mother plant are stripped off and directly potted.

Aloe Zebrina Baker pest control

Aloe Zebrina Baker sometimes suffered from root rot and brown spot, and it could be sprayed with 1500 times of 65% zinc-wettable powder. The insect pest has the whitefly and the scale insect harm, with 40% oxidized dimethoate emulsion 1000 times liquid spray kills.

Aloe Zebrina Baker