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Aloe globuligemma

Aloe globuligemma may be confused with Aloe chabaudii, Aloe globuligemma leaves are more recurved and they are more greyish in colour.

The inflorescence of Aloe globuligemma also varies quite a bit from Aloe chanbaudii, it develops side branches of long racemes while A. chabaudii's racemes are head=shaped. Aloe globuligemma has flowers that are distinct from A. chabaudii, flowers of A. globuligemma is globular in shape and those of A. chabaudii is long and narrow.

Common Names: Knoppiesaalwyn, button or knob aloe.
Status: Not threatened.
Distribution: Aloe globuligemma can be found in lowlying Bushveld areas in the Northern Province, Mpumalanga and Zimbabwe.
Description of Aloe globuligemma:
Stem: Plants are stemless but procumbent stems up to 1 meter in length may develop with in mature specimens.
Leaves: Basal rosettes of blue-green leaves that are lance sshaped are formed. Leaves are erect but become recurved. Leaf margins are armed with small white teeth. Leaf surfaces are blemish free and smooth.
Flower Description :
Inflorescence: Inflorescence is horizonally branched with racemes.
Flower: Flowers are similiar in arrangement to Aloe marlothii. Flowers are dull red in colour but fade to a dull pinkish-white colour when mature.
Flowering Time: Aloe globuligemma flowers during July and August.
Cultivation of Aloe globuligemma:
Light: Full sun.
Watering: Careful watering, especially in winter rainfall areas.
Frost Protection: Required.
Notes: Aloe globuligemma does well in cultivation especially in summer rainfall areas.
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