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Aloe angelica
Pole Evans

Aloe angelica may be confused with Aloe alooides and Aloe thraskii when it is not in flower, it is also distinguished frrom them by the smooth trunk and lack of persistent leaves.

Aloe angelica has been granted tree status in South Africa and it's national tree number is 28.4

Common Names: Wyllieport Aloe or 'Wylliespoortaalwyn'.
Status: Not threatened.
Distribution: Aloe angelica is found in the Northern Province in the Soutpansberg and Blouberg.
Description of Aloe angelica:
Stem: Stems usually solitary but they may branch occasionally. Plants can be up to 4 meters in height, stems are long, slender and smooth, dry leaves cover the upper half of stems.
Leaves: Leaves near the top of the rosette is spread out while leaves near the bottom of the rosette are strongly recurved. Leaf surfaces are smooth, leaf margins are armed with small sharp teeth.
Flower Description:
Inflorescence: Inflorescences are complex and may be branched up to twenty times, racemes are short and round.
Flower: Buds are red in colour while the flowers become yellow after opening, flowers are short and tubular in shape.
Flowering Time: Flowering occurs in the winter months of June.
Cultivation of Aloe angelica:
Light: Full sun.
Watering: Careful watering throughout the year.
Frost Protection: Will not tolerate frost.

Aloe angelica does not grow well in cultivation and it does not tolerate frost.

Grow in warm part of the garden in soil that is well-draining to prevent rot from killing the plant.

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Reference: Guide to the Aloes of Southern Africa.
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