Aloe Deltoideodonta

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Deltoideodonta is a scientific epithet used to refer to the triangular teeth found on the edges of the leaves of this Aloe. It has uniquely variegated leaves and rather showy flowers. The plant is a Madagascan native. It now decorates homes and gardens worldwide. Its unique appearance has led to many hybrids coming from it.

FamilyAloeceae/ Asphodeloideae
Scientific NameAloe Deltoideodonta.
Other NamesAloe Rosii.
Growth SeasonIt grows in the fall.
Preferred TemperatureIt performs best in temperatures between 68-75oF (20-24oC). Also it can survive cold temperatures of up to 46oF (8oC) and much hotter summers.
Hardiness ZoneUSDA 9-11.
Average Mature Height & WidthIts maximum height is one to two feet while its width reaches two to three feet.
DormancyThey do dormant in summer.
ToxicityIt may be toxic to some pets in the same manner many succulents are.
Aloe Deltoideodonta Summary

Aloe Deltoideodonta Physical Characteristics

This is one of the stemless aloes where leaves form rosettes at the base. This width reduces as you move toward the tapering end of a leaf. These leaves are solid green with numerous cream-white spots all over them.

It produces flowers in late summer going into the fall. The flowers are small, never growing beyond one inch. They are conical and have short branches. A flower has green tips, and its color can range from red on the most intense side to pale orange on the other end of the spectrum.

Aloe Deltoideodonta Care

Your Aloe Rosii can survive under direct sunlight. However, too much direct sunlight causes the leaves to acquire a brown hue. Indirect sunlight is much healthier for the succulent. If you plant it in the house, ensure you keep it next to a window so that it can get sufficient sunlight. Also, rotate it regularly to ensure it gets an even distribution of light since the hue of its leaves depends on it. Rotating it leaves it evenly colored.

Aloes usually don’t need water, and Deltoideodonta is no exception. Water it sparingly during its growing season and avoid watering in summer since it doesn’t drink the water then. Please give it a drink only after the water from its last drink has been exhausted. By so doing, you keep the compost from being waterlogged because it causes root rot. Feed it with a 10-10-10 NPK during its growing season.

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Aloe Roisii Growth

This plant is a prolific off-setter, so offsets are the ideal propagating way. Furthermore, this Aloe is slow growing and doesn’t need pruning, trimming, or beheading. Repotting may be necessary if the substrate is depleted of minerals.

You must protect it from aphids, mealybugs, and aloe fungi, which may attack it. Keeping the plant healthy is the best way to protect it from these pests.

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