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.
Aloe perfoliata was previously named Aloe mitriformis.
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.
“Mitre Aloe” will produce small offsets, sprouting up around the base of the plant. Simply pull these up and allow the offsets to dry for one to two days before replanting.
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.