Mitre Aloe, Rubble Aloe
This blue-green succulent spreads out in clusters along the ground as it grows. Its spear-shaped leaves have harmless off-white to yellow “teeth” along the ridges, and bumps along the underside of the leaves.
Although most Aloes bloom in the winter, “Mitre Aloe” has red blooms in the Summer that attract hummingbirds.
Full sun to partial shade
Can be grown indoors if given enough light
Typical water needs for a succulent
Plant grows up to 12″ (30.5 cm) tall
Plant grows up to 24″ (61 cm) wide
Zone 10a (Minimum 30° F | -1.1° C)
Not cold hardy
Propagation by stem cuttings and seeds
Can be toxic to humans and animals
Actively grows in Summer
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Care and Propagation Information
General Care for Aloe perfoliata “Mitre Aloe”
Aloe perfoliata “Mitre Aloe” gets its name from the mitre-shape the leaves make when they curve upwards towards the center. The clusters spread outward instead of upwards as it grows.
Depending on where it is grown, “Mitre Aloe” can have many different appearances. When it is stressed in full sun, the leaves can turn red.
“Mitre Aloe” has typical watering needs for a succulent. It’s best to use the “soak and dry” method, and allow the soil to dry out completely between waterings.
Where to Plant
Aloe perfoliata “Mitre Aloe” is not cold hardy, so if you live in a zone that gets colder than 30° F (-1.1° C), it’s best to plant this succulent in a container that can be brought indoors. It does well in full to partial sun.
Pairs Well With
How to Propagate Aloe perfoliata “Mitre Aloe”
Aloe perfoliata “Mitre Aloe” can be propagated from stem cuttings or seeds, although you may experience the best success with stem cuttings.
To grow “Mitre Aloe” from cuttings, use a sterile, sharp knife or pair of scissors. Remove a stem or leggy rosette from the main plant, and allow it to callous for several days before placing on well-draining soil. Water whenever the soil has dried out completely.
Sow your seeds in a well-draining soil. You can grow Aloe perfoliata seeds outdoors if you live in an zone above 9a. If you live in a cooler area, you can begin sowing indoors under a grow light or on a seed mat.
Aloe perfoliata was previously named Aloe mitriformis.
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