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This Madagascar native is remarkable for its unusual, densely low-growing nature. Reaching only 6 inches in height, Aloe castilloniae can eventually grow on to form a dense mat of foliage up to several feet in width! The kelly green leaves are dotted with maroon ridges along both their margins and their upper surface, creating an especially eye-catching appearance.
While this variety, like all Aloe plants, is known to be quite forgiving of neglect, it is possible to over-care for your succulent, especially in the form of overwatering. To avoid this fate, be sure to follow the ‘soak and dry’ method of watering, and ensure that your plant is housed in porous soil within a well-draining pot. Furthermore, plenty of bright sunlight, in combination with sufficient airflow around the leaves and soil surface, will ensure healthy, robust growth and will maintain the rich coloration of Aloe castilloniae.
When Aloe castilloniae comes into bloom, expect two-inch inflorescences to rise above the rosettes of the plant, topped with orange flowers. During the winter months, be sure to protect this succulent from frost, as it is not cold hardy below Zone 10.
*Please note: This rare cultivar is not available for wholesale
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All plants are shipped bare-root with the exception of House Plants and Plant Club Subscription Boxes. House plants and succulents will ship from separate locations and may arrive at different times. Orders ship Monday-Friday each week. Please allow 1-3 business days for your order to be processed. We ship within the USA and its outlying territories ONLY. Read our full policy here.
Plant sizing is based on the diameter of the nursery pot (2", 2.5", 3", 4" etc), not the plant itself. Plants may be slightly larger or smaller than the pot they are grow in depending on availability or time of year. While we do our best to ship plants as similar to those pictured as possible, please keep in mind that all plants are unique from one to the next, and display color, shape, and growth variation based on current environment, time of year, and other contributing factors. Please note that we ship our plants as dry as possible in the fall and winter months to prevent root rot or freezing. They will plump back up after planting!