Sun: full sun to partial shade
Water: Typical water needs for a succulent
Temperature: Zone 10a from 30° F to 35° F (-1.1 ° C to 1.7° C)
Winter Survival: Not cold hardy
Propagation: offsets, seeds
Flower: in the Spring and Fall
Toxic: Generally non-toxic to humans and animals
Space Requirement: Indoors & Outdoors
Common Problems: Plants may rot if overwatered, pests
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Basc Care for Aloe buhrii
Watering for Aloe buhrii is a simple task. It requires Typical water needs for a succulent.
Regular watering period should be every 2 weeks
Only feed this succulent during its active growing seasons which means spring and fall. Use the right fertilizer applied in the right amounts. Applying half-strength balanced fertilizer every month or so is recommended for optimal results.
Do not fertilize during summer as the plant is dormant.
Sun & Location Requirements for "Spotted Aloe, Buhr's Aloe"
Aloe buhrii requires full sun to partial shade. It's best to keep it in an area of your garden or home that gets plenty of bright, indirect sunlight throughout the day. When temperatures are too hot and direct sunlight is too intense, try moving "Spotted Aloe, Buhr's Aloe" to a shadier spot for part of the day.
In order to protect Aloe buhrii from freezing temperatures, it is important to provide adequate insulation and drainage. A layer of mulch or gravel will help protect the roots by keeping them warm during cold weather. In addition, protection from wind and sun exposure can help reduce the chances of frost damage.
Aloe buhrii also benefits from some indirect light throughout the day as well, so make sure you give it enough space to soak up light without becoming too exposed to heat.
One way to propagate Aloe buhrii is by offsets. Taking an offset from the mother plant and potting it into soil will give you a brand new succulent with minimal effort.
Aloe buhrii propagates easily from seeds, however it's important to look for healthy ones which are plump, dark in color and slightly sticky when touched. To start the propagation process, mix a soil mixture with well-draining potting mix then sow the seeds evenly and press them lightly into the surface. Finally, water the soil using a spray bottle and place it in bright but indirect light to ensure germination.
Aloe buhrii is generally non-toxic to humans and animals. However, it is important to be aware that certain parts of the plant may contain toxins which can cause mild skin irritation. It is advised that you keep the plants away from small children or pets, as they may unknowingly ingest them and suffer ill effects.
Pests and Diseases
Aloe buhrii can be affected common pests and diseases like most of the other succulents such as aphids and mealybugs.
If you do spot any of pest signs, you can treat your succulent using below methods.
- Aphids: quarantine, clean infected plants, soapy water.
- Mealybugs: quarantine, clean infected plants, soapy water.
Besides that, to prevent serious health issues from happening, keep your succulent in a well-ventilated area and check it regularly for any signs of pests or health problems.