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Aloe peglerae

Family: Asphodelaceae

Common names: Fez aloe (E); Vuurpylaalwyn (A);

Native to: Southern Africa
Succulent
A spectacular aloe restricted to the Magaliesberg and Witwatersrand

Aloe peglerae

EVERGREEN

FULL SUN

LOW WATER REQUIREMENTS

SLOW GROWER

ATTRACTS INSECTS

FLOWER COLOUR:

AVERAGE SIZE:

0.5m x 0.5m
FLOWERING TIME:
J F M A M J J A S O N D
FRUITING TIME:
J F M A M J J A S O N D

Aloe peglerae

DESCRIPTION

Aloe peglerae is one of our most beautiful aloe species, although it has a restricted range in the Magaliesberg and Witwatersrand ranges, and is an endangered and protected species. The leaves of A. peglerae curl inwards, creating a small compact plant, whilst the flowers are borne on short, robust, bicoloured racemes. A grouping of these plants in the veld when in flower is a sight to behold.

NATURAL HABITAT & DISTRIBUTION
Rocky hillsides, grassland
WILDLIFE & ECOLOGICAL BENEFITS
As with most aloes the species provides nectar for bees and birds
LANDSCAPING USES
Grouped together A. peglarae makes a wonderful specimen for a winter, rock garden. Unfortunately cultivation is difficult, and the species requires more attention than most, It is also a protected species and permission to grow it must be sought from the Gauteng Nature Conservation Department.
GARDEN THEMES
Bushveld, Grassland, Rockery, Succulent
FLOWERS

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