Sun: full sun
Water: Below average watering needs for a succulent
Temperature: Zone 9b from 25° F to 30° F (-3.9° C to -1.1° C) to Zone 12b from 55° F to 60° F (12.8° C to 15.6° C)
Winter Survival: Not cold hardy
Flower Type: Yellow
Toxic: Can be toxic to humans and animals
Space Requirement: Outdoors
Common Problems: Plants may rot if overwatered, Fungal diseases, pests
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Basc Care for Aloidendron pillansii
Regular watering period should be every 2 weeks
You can water your succulent more than often in extreme conditions but make sure that the soil is completely dry before watering your succulent again.
Only feed this succulent during its active growing seasons which means winter. 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 "Aloe pillansii, the giant quiver tree or bastard quiver tree"
To ensure Aloidendron pillansii grows to its fullest potential, make sure it receives plenty of direct sunlight. Aim for six hours or more of full sun a day – the ideal place would be near a sunny window or outdoors in your garden. Monitor the leaves closely; if they become pale or soft, relocate the plant to a sunnier spot.
As per this succulent profile, it is only able to stay healthy when the environment temperature is above the range of zone 9b from 25° F to 30° F (-3.9° C to -1.1° C).
When temperatures drop below freezing, it is important to take precautions to protect Aloidendron pillansii from the cold. Insulating and providing adequate drainage for the plant are key elements in helping it survive winter weather. Wind and sun exposure should also be minimized to prevent frost damage.
Any succulents in the group will need a large space to grow. You should place your pot outdoor. Since this plant needs a lot of space than other succulents, you should consider not planting them together with other succulents/plants.
Aloidendron pillansii can be propagated from seeds. Signs of a good seed is one that is plump, dark in color and slightly sticky. To propagate X from seed, one must prepare a soil mixture of well-draining potting mix, sow the seeds evenly and lightly press them into the surface. Lastly, gently water the soil using a spray bottle and place the container in bright but indirect light.
The toxicity of Aloe can vary depending on the individual species, but all species are potentially dangerous if ingested. Symptoms of poisoning may include vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea and dizziness. If you believe someone has ingested parts of Aloidendron pillansii, seek medical help immediately.
Pests and Diseases
Aloidendron pillansii can be affected common pests and diseases like most of the other succulents such as aphids and scale insects.
If you do spot any of pest signs, you can treat your succulent using below methods.
- Aphids: quarantine, clean infected plants, soapy water.
- Scale insects: 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.