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Aloe chlorantha

Aloe chlorantha's specie name was derived from the green colour of it's flowers, 'chlorantha' means 'green flowers'.

Aloe chlorantha is similiar to Aloe broomii and Aloe gariepensis. Aloe broomii has a clustered growth form with smaller conspicuous flowers. Aloe gariepensis has larger flowers, up to 20mm in length, another distintive characteristic that Aloe gariepensis has is a distinct longitudinal line on the leaves.

Common Names: -
Status: Aloe chlorantha is consideredendangered due to its small distribution area and its susceptibility to insect damage.
Distribution: Aloe chlorantha can be found on dry rocky north facing slopes near fraserburg in the Northern Cape Province.
Description of Aloe chlorantha:
Stem: Juvenile plants are solitary but it may split into as many as 10 heads as the plant ages. Plants stemless or the stems are hidden as they are procumbent.
Leaves: Leaves are bright green in colour but they turn various shades of pink and purple during times of drought. Leaf-margins are armed with small white sharp teeth. Leaf surfaces are smooth and may have white markings on them.
Flower Description :
Inflorescence: Inflorescence is simple and up to 1 meter in length. Up to three inflorescences can arise from ech rosette.
Flower: Flowers are small, up to 10mm in length. yellowish-green in colour, buds are hidden by bracts but open flowers are visible.
Flowering Time: Flowers during October.
Cultivation of Aloe chlorantha:
Light: Full sun.
Watering: Careful watering.
Frost Protection: Frost protection required.

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