Aloe peglerae grows as a solitary low growing rosette with thick blue-greyish green leaves curving inwards as a rounded spherical shape. The leaf edges have reddish brown spines. Their bloom stalk is approximately 15 inches tall and bears a dense amount of dull red tubular flowers. This plant is an endangered species due to over collecting. It is listed in the Red Data of South Africa and is now illegal to take from its natural environment. We only source plants from growers who have collected seeds legally and adhere to CITES regulations.
Aloe peglerae is native to South Africa, Magaliesberg, from near Pretoria to near Rustenburg in the Western Transvaal, and the northern slopes of the Witwatersberg.
Aloe peglerae grows best in bright indirect light but can take full direct sun or light shade. The plants stems will tend to redden if exposed to afternoon direct sun in the summer months.
In the summer months water only when the soil has dried out completely. Always err on the side of under-watering. They are built to withstand drought, and overwatering is one of the quickest ways to kill by root rot. Water less in the winter months and only when there is a stretch of sunshine in the forecast. If dehydrated, leaves tend to curl inwards like a ball.
During the winter months, the plants should be grown cool about 40-50 F to encourage flower development (a drafty windowsill will work). The inflorescence is a single stem that reaches 14 to 15 inches tall. The flower buds are dull red with deep-red, almost black filament protruding from the flower tubes that are dense along the stalk and occur in the colder months from November to February. Fertilize: The Aloe do not require fertilizer though it can be added to give container grown plants a boost or to supplement poor soil. Apply a water-soluble, balanced fertilizer monthly, diluted at half strength.
Approx. 4" tall and 2" at the widest point. Every plant will vary in size, color and shape.
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